No movement launched against Pak institutions: US

WASHINGTON (Online) - The US State Department has said no movement is being launched in the US against Pakistani institutions. Briefing the journalists, US State Department Deputy Spokesperson Mark Toner said visas were issued to 87 American officials after ISI Chief Lieutenant General Ahmad Shuja Pashas US visit. He said al-Qaida was a big threat to Pakistan and the allied forces should continue their efforts to eradicate it. Toner said some serious questions rose after the Abbottabad operation and the US also expressed its concerns with Pakistan over some issues. He said issuance of visas to the American official was still slow but 87 visas had been issued. Responding a question regarding Pak-India relations, Mark Toner said the USA had always been favouring Pak-India talks but it had no role in the recent talks. Mark Toner refused to comment on Dr Ghulam Nabi Fais case. He said the US was determined to establish strong and long lasting relations with Pakistan. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton blasted the bill that would impose strict requirements on the US aid to countries including Egypt, Lebanon, Pakistan and Yemen, warning that she will urge a veto if the measure reaches President Obamas desk.

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