Pak Asks US To "Immediately Correct" Statement On Imran Khan-Pompeo Call

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However, some Pakistani media reported that Pakistan has taken strong exception to the "factually incorrect" statement the United States State Department issued on a telephonic conversation between US Secretary of State and Imran Khan.

It was decided that the Prime Minister would use the official aircraft only for domestic tours and not for foreign visits. "And I say this with full confidence", Qureshi said at a press conference in the capital, Islamabad. USA officials believe that cells of the Taliban operate out of areas close to Pakistan's border with Afghanistan.

The decisions were made at a Cabinet meeting, chaired by prime minister Imran Khan on Friday, according to information minister Fawad Chaudhry. As per Pakistan's Foreign Office, Pompeo, while discussing other issues of interest had only congratulated Imran Khan. The Foreign Office further clarified that there was "no mention at all in the conversation about terrorists operating in Pakistan". "This should be immediately corrected", Faisal tweeted on Thursday.

He announced that Pompeo is expected to visit Islamabad on September 5, adding: "We believe the early interaction (between the two sides) will prove beneficial".

Pompeo is expected in Islamabad on September 5, and is likely to be the first foreign dignitary to meet with Khan since he was sworn in.

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The US Secretary of State felicitated Imran Khan on his success in the general election and formation of government in Pakistan.

U.S. President Donald Trump has suspended all military assistance to Pakistan for not doing enough to prevent terrorist attacks on U.S. forces in Afghanistan.

Before the election Mr Khan repeatedly blamed Pakistan's participation in the US-led anti-terror campaign for the surge in terrorism on home soil over the last decade.

Qureshi's assertions have fueled the mystery surrounding Pompeo's contentious conversation with Khan at a time when relations between the two nations, allied in the U.S.

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