Mike Pence congratulates caretaker PM Nasirul Mulk on assuming office, seeks cooperation

WASHINGTON/ISLAMABAD: On Thursday United States Vice President Mike Pence called Pakistan’s caretaker Prime Minister Justice (retd) Nasirul Mulk to congratulate him on assuming the office and discuss other matters of strategic importance, a statement from the PM’s media office said.

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During the telephonic conversation, Pence appreciated Mulk’s illustrious career as a jurist and “highlighted the importance of the upcoming Pakistani general election, scheduled for July, which [the latter’s] caretaker government is responsible for overseeing, being free and fair”, a statement from the White House read.

The US VP also wished him well for the effective implementation of the specific mandate and conveyed the good wishes of US President Donald Trump.

Discussing Trump’s strategy on South Asia, Pence reiterated the US demands from Islamabad for the latter’s “support and cooperation in combating terrorist sanctuaries to improve stability and security in the region”.

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