ODISHA: The death toll from the collision of two Indian passenger trains in Odisha state has surged to 288
WASHINGTON: A US delegation will arrive in Islamabad on Sunday (today) for counterterrorism talks, days after an official US report warned that terrorist groups were once again regrouping in the Pakistan-Afghanistan region.
“Acting Coordinator for Counterterrorism Christopher Landberg will lead an interagency delegation to Pakistan [from] March 6-7 to participate in the Pakistan-US Counterterrorism Dialogue,” the US State Department announced.
“The United States and Pakistan will discuss the shared terrorist threats facing our two countries and develop policy-oriented strategies regarding cooperation in critical areas such as border security and countering the financing of terrorism,” the statement added.
Diplomatic sources said that the US-Pakistan defence talks, held in Washington last month, also focused on issues like counterterrorism, terrorism financing and intelligence sharing.
The United States expects Pakistan to back its efforts to prevent terrorist groups from renewing their roots in Afghanistan under the Taliban regime.
After recent terrorist attacks in Peshawar and Karachi, the United States assured Pakistan of its full support in fighting extremist groups like TTP and IS-K who have claimed responsibility for the attacks.
An official report released earlier this week warned that TTP and IS-K were once again becoming a major threat to Pakistan.
You May Also Like
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court is expected to take up on June 9 a Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) petition seeking directions
RAWALPINDI: A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) aircraft, which was stopped at Kuala Lumpur International Airport