Pak US Ties
FO spokesperson thanks the United States for inviting Pakistan to the virtual summit on democracy.
Observers say that Pakistan might consult China before announcing its participation.
Says there is an urgent need to financially assist the Afghan people as part of the effort to prevent a humanitarian crisis.
USAID Mission Director Julie Koenen says fighting the pandemic will take significant resources and an urgent, collective effort.
Pakistan redesignated as a country of particular concern; Taliban rebranded as an entity of particular concern.
Special envoys of US, Russia, China hold separate meetings with Bajwa, laud Pakistan role for regional stability.
"The state's job is to defend its public and not use bullets until it becomes impossible to avoid it," NSA says.
Reports say former AJK president Sardar Masood Khan tops the list of candidates.
Delegation of Pakistani lawmakers, judges and senior civil servants visits Washington for cooperation in IT-related fields.
“There is some mistrust that both sides have to overcome, and we are trying to do that,” he says.
Pentagon official tells committee Pakistan doesn't want Afghanistan to be a safe haven for terrorist attacks.
US Senator Bob Menendez says there exists an "extraordinary moment" to restore the Pak-US relationship to "what it once was".
CPEC authority czar says US and India continue to “make attempts to manoeuvre Pakistan out of" China’s Belt and Road Initiative.
Asad Umar thanks US govt for providing valuable support for Pakistan’s Covid-19 response.
He is currently the US ambassador to Tunisia and has previously served in Jerusalem and Cairo.
In meeting with US charge d’affaires, army chief emphasises the need for a “global convergence” on Afghanistan.
At a time of major regional realignments, the US needs Pakistan as a partner in peace.
Wendy Sherman says purpose of her Islamabad visit “was to really consult deeply on how we see the changing circumstances”.
Says the US and the rest of the world are grateful to Pakistan for facilitating Afghan refugees.
Sherman due to hold meetings with Pakistani counterparts today.
Calls for holding donor conference to formulate humanitarian & economic relief plans for averting risks of instability.
US Deputy Secretary Wendy Sherman and her seven-member team are arriving on a two-day visit.
Democrats want to retain the option of continuing talks with Pakistan on future Afghan strategy.
Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman says US seeks a strong partnership with Pakistan on counterterrorism.
Afghanistan should not be ditched but Pakistan should also keep its own interests in mind.
Senator Sherry Rehman says the bill points to a rise in "toxic sentiments" about Pakistan on Capitol Hill.
Says such legislative measures are "uncalled for and counterproductive" to Pak-US security cooperation.
Say the Taliban Pakistan will now have to deal with will be different from the one they dealt with earlier.
Bill moved by 22 senators to address issues related to Biden administration's "rushed, disastrous" exit from Afghanistan.
US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman will be one of the first high-level officials under President Biden to visit Pakistan.