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Pompeo lands in Pakistan seeking ‘reset’ in ties with Islamabad

Mike Pompeo

By: Sarwar Alam

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo landed in Islamabad on Wednesday (5) to meet new prime minister Imran Khan, saying he was hoping to “reset the relationship” with Pakistan which has worsened in recent months. The conciliatory remarks by Pompeo, whose flight touched down just before 1:00 pm (0800 GMT), come days after Washington confirmed plans to cancel $300 million in military aid. But the former CIA director, making his first visit as top US diplomat to the wayward ally whose support is vital in the Afghan conflict, said it was time to “turn the page”. “So first stop —…

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