Secretary of United States Mike Pompeo asked Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to take ‘decisive decision’ on terrorism and all the terrorist operating in the country, to which Pakistan on Thursday asked the USA to ‘immediately correct’ the readout which was issued by US State Department.
However, according to the Foreign Office, Pompeo called Khan to congratulate him and to discuss other issues and there was no mention of ‘terrorists operations in Pakistan.’ FO spokesman Mohammad Faisal said that “Pakistan takes exception to the factually incorrect statement issued by US State Department on today’s phone call between Prime Minister Khan and Secretary Pompeo”. “There was no mention at all in the conversation about terrorists operating in Pakistan. This should be immediately corrected,” Faisal said on Twitter.
Pakistan takes exception to the factually incorrect statement issued by US State Dept on today’s phone call btwn PM Khan & Sec Pompeo. There was no mention at all in the conversation about terrorists operating in Pakistan. This shd be immediately corrected.
— Dr Mohammad Faisal (@ForeignOfficePk) August 23, 2018
According to the reports, Pompeo is likely to visit Islamabad in the first week of September to hold talks with the newly elected Prime Minister. Pompeo, who is expected in Islamabad on September 5, would be the first foreign dignitary to meet Khan, Dawn reported, quoting the diplomatic and official sources.