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Imran Khan calls for trust in Pak-US ties

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

today said and the should strengthen their relations based on trust, a media report said today, amidst tensions in bilateral ties over Islamabad's support for terror groups.

The relations between and the nosedived this January after accused of giving nothing to but "lies and deceit" and providing "safe haven" to terrorists.

The US Congress also passed a bill to slash Pakistan's defence aid to USD 150 million, significantly below the historic level of more than USD one billion per year.

Khan, set to be sworn-in as Pakistan's new next week, made the remarks when US called on him at his residence, the Express Tribune reported.

Hoover congratulated the on his party's victory in the July 25 and discussed the relations between the two countries, it said.

Khan stressed that strengthening the bilateral relations based on trust was the need of the hour, the report said.

In his victory speech last month, Khan had said that Pakistan wants to have a mutually beneficial relationship with the

But he noted that up now, that has been "one-way, the US thinks it gives us aid to fight their war ... we want both countries to benefit, we want a balanced relationship," he had said.

Khan has been a inside Pakistan against terrorists.

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First Published: Wed, August 08 2018. 21:00 IST