US secretary of State Mike Pompeo reaches Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: The Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived Pakistan on Wednesday to hold important meeting with Pakistan’s top officials discussing the strained Pak-US relationship and trying to find a mutual way to move further.

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Accompanied by General Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), Pompeo’s delegation will be the first top-level foreign officials to visit Islamabad after Prime Minister Imran Khan assumed office post-July 25 election.

According to dipolomatic sources, Pompeo would hold important meetings with newly elected PM Imran and Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa.

The visit by Pompeo comes after prime minister Imran Khan assumed his office winning 25th July elections.

However, the visit by US top official also holds importance in the back drop of PM Imran and Mike Pompeo telephonic conversation which created a row over the content of discussion.

The US state department claimed that Pompeo discussed about Pakistan inaction against terrorists whereas Pakistan foreigm minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi refuted the content “factually incorrect.”

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