US hails Pakistan’s efforts to combat terrorism

WASHINGTON: United States has appreciated Pakistan,s efforts to combat terrorism and violent extremism, especially in bringing to justice al-Qaida leadership and disrupting terrorist plots.

US State Department spokesman John Kerby in a statement said that Secretary of state John Karry and prime minister Nawaz Sharif have highlighted the multidimensional nature of the United States-Pakistan partnership and its importance for regional stability and security.

He said Secretary Kerry has recognized Pakistan’s efforts and sacrifices in targeting extremists in Zarb-e-Azb and other operations in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas. NNI

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