US acknowledges Pakistan’s counter terrorism measures: State Dept

F.P. Report

WASHINGTON: US State Department spokesperson Matthew Miller while briefing the newsmen in Washington on Monday said that the United States acknowledges Pakistan’s counter terrorism measures.

He said that the people of Pakistan have suffered tremendously from terrorist attacks over the years and added that US remains committed to working with Pakistan to address the shared threat posed by terrorist groups throughout the region.

Matthew Miller said that the US recognizes that Pakistan has taken some important steps to counter terrorist groups in line with the completion of its Financial Action Task Force (FATF) actions plans.

“We commend both Pakistan and India for continuing to uphold the ceasefire along the line of control (LoC),” he said.

We want Pakistan to continue to take steps to permanently disband all terrorist groups and the US is in constant contact with the Pakistani authorities in this regard, he said. He said that US will continue to work with Pakistan to counter mutual terrorist threats, as we discussed during our March 2023 counter terrorism dialogue.

Replying to a question regarding human rights and religious freedom violations in India, the State Department spokesperson said that we regularly raise concerns about human rights in our conversations with Indian officials and President Biden spoke about this issue in the joint press conference that he held with Indian PM Modi.