Alice Wells holds talks with Tehmina Janjua; more issues have been added to an already heavy agenda.
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Transit trade, current account deficit come under discussion; US side shows no interest in talking about FATF.
The shift started in the last few months of Obama administration when Congress blocked sale of eight F-16s to Islamabad.
The US is doing so because Islamabad has already imposed similar restrictions on US diplomats, says an official.
Martha Patterson says trade between the two countries reached $6.4 billion in 2017, an all-time high.
Ateeq's father says no US Embassy official has approached the family to offer condolences.
Both sides clarify decision has nothing to do with US diplomat running red light and killing motorcyclist in Islamabad.
Official says Washington always encourages Islamabad and Delhi to sit down and resolve issues
The tilt in Washington's policy emboldens the Indian govt to go for a heavy-handed approach in held Kashmir, says Aizaz.
Pakistan wants honour, dignity and respect, not aid, says Pakistan ambassador to US.
Ambassador Wells recognises growing international consensus on peace in Afghanistan.
“Make no mistake: whatever LeT chooses to call itself, it remains a violent terrorist group," says US official.
"We’re not going to compromise our national interests based on a few hundred million dollars, I promise you that.”
Congressmen say alienating Pakistan would be a mistake due to its nuclear assets and strategic relations.
While some US officials advocate a hardline approach, others caution against alienating a nuclear-armed nation.
Dr Faisal says there should be no undue restrictions on access to technologies being used for legitimate purposes.
Lisa Curtis urges ties should be based on a shared commitment to defeat all terrorist groups.
FO satisfied as US addresses issue of TTP sanctuaries in Afghanistan, but says more needs to be done.
US does not have any "authority to go into Pakistan", says spokesperson.
Threat from India is perpetual [...] we are not letting up in safeguarding against it, says Asif Ghafoor in interview.
Abbasi tells US lawmakers that Islamabad’s close ties with China should not be a cause of concern for Washington.
According to the US air chief, ACM Aman has greatly contributed in bringing peace and stability to the region.
Officials hold meetings at the White House and State Department
Another minister tells the house that the government plans to repatriate Afghan refugees in two years.
Tehmina says Washington should know Pakistan no longer has influence to bring Taliban to talks.
"Pakistan has an important role to play in helping to stabilise Afghanistan," says US official, Alice Wells.
“With respect to Pakistan we believe Pakistan can do more to combat terrorism,” says Pentagon Spokesperson Dana W. White
US says does not want to sever ties with Pakistan; Islamabad extends 'wholehearted support' to Afghan-Taliban talks.
Janjua is scheduled to meet senior US officials at the State Department.
Decision to place Pakistan on terror financing watchlist politically motivated, says adviser.