A formal announcement on outlawing the Haqqani militant network, which has been responsible for numerous attacks on U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan, it still under consideration, Pakistan`s ambassador to the United States said on Tuesday.
India and Pakistan have revived "back channel" talks to address terrorism and other issues following the Narendra Modi-Nawaz Sharif meeting last month, Pakistan`s Ambassador to the US Jalil Abbas Jilani said today.
The US and Pakistan have vowed to cooperate on a full range of bilateral issues, including counter-terrorism, economy and regional issues, amidst differences over several matters including CIA drone strikes.
Asking India to take advantage of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif`s "genuine interest" in improving ties, Pakistan`s new envoy to the US Jalil Abbas Jilani has said New Delhi will "lose a big opportunity if they do not."
Pakistan`s new envoy to the US, former Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani, is expected to play a key role in steering bilateral ties ahead of the pull-out of foreign troops from war-ravaged Afghanistan.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who shook hands with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday with an aim to restore peace between the two nations, urged all to have faith in Pak while being prepared and keep verifying its actions simultaneously.
Pakistan Friday reaffirmed its opposition to US drone strikes within its territory saying they were illegal despite the new guidelines laid down by President Barack Obama for use of the CIA-operated spy planes.