shops that sell timberland boots drone targeting Pakistani Taliban kills 21 in Afghanistan
Zakhiwal tweeted that the two had a “comprehensive discussion on all key aspects” of Afghan Pakistan relations, including existing challenges and “mutual misgivings.”
Pakistan opposes American drone strikes inside its territory,
saying they violate the country’s sovereignty.
Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua is currently visiting Washington, where she is believed to have met with officials from the Trump administration in an effort to enhance cooperation between the two sides on combatting terror and other issues.
It was unclear whether the bodies of those killed in Wednesday’s strike would be brought to Pakistan for burial.
Islamabad has for years has asked Washington and Kabul to take action against Fazlullah and other Pakistani Taliban believed to be hiding in neighboring Afghanistan and crossing the porous Afghan Pakistan border to launch attacks inside Pakistan.
In recent months,
President Donald Trump’s cranked up pressure on Pakistan to act against militants by suspending key security assistance to the country. Pakistan denies providing sanctuary to militants and says it has carried out several military operations in the country’s tribal regions and elsewhere to kill or arrest militants.