Counter-­terrorism and border security are the two areas where the United States wants to continue to work with Pakistan, says the US State Department.

Ned Price, U.S State Department spokesperson, said in a response to a question about restoring US security assistance to Pakistan, that Washington wanted to continue its cooperation with Islamabad in some areas.

“We value our bilateral relationship. We want to continue to work together in areas where we do have mutual interests with our Pakistani partners,” Price said. “That includes counter-terrorism. That includes border security as well.”

Commenting on the observation that the situation in Afghanistan had increased terrorist attacks in Pakistan as well, Mr Price mentioned last month’s attack at Karachi University that killed three Chinese and a Pakistani.

“Well, at the time, we strongly condemned the terrorist attack against Karachi University,” he said. “We reiterate that condemnation today.”

Mr. Price said that a terrorist attack anywhere was an affront to humanity everywhere, “but for a terrorist attack to take place at a university, or at a religious site … — that is a true affront to mankind”.

Source: Dawn News

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