Pompeo Visits Pakistan

Relations between the United States and Pakistan have been at a low ebb over the past year. Their ties took a turn for the worse last week when the U-S scrapped 300 million dollars in military aid to Pakistan. The starting point for the deterioration of ties was when U-S President Donald Trump unveiled his Afghan strategy last year and accused Pakistan of playing a double game. Trump alleged that Islamabad is covertly supporting militancy despite receiving U-S funds. Islamabad has dismissed the allegation and insists that U-S failures in Afghanistan are to blame for the worsening security situation. Under pressure because of the escalating militancy in Afghanistan, the United States now says it wants to reset the difficult relationship with Pakistan.

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