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Pence calls Pak's interim PM Mulk; expresses support

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

US Vice has telephoned Pakistan's and expressed his support to the

A six-member caretaker federal Cabinet on Tuesday took oath to run the under Mulk, 67, till the election on July 25.

The call of Pence yesterday came after talked to of to discuss various issues, including the peace process in

Pence expressed support for the caretaker on behalf of Donald Trump, as both the leaders agreed to further strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries, Radio reported.

They also agreed to achieve peace and stability in

Mulk said that the is providing all possible assistance to the to hold free, fair, transparent and peaceful election on time.

Earlier, said that Pompeo and General Bajwa discussed ways to advance US-bilateral relations, the need for political reconciliation in and the importance of targeting all militant and terrorist groups in without distinction.

Pakistan has not formally issued any response to the conversation between Pompeo and Bajwa.

But the said that that billionaire and philanthropist called Bajwa and supported efforts by the to help eradicate from Pakistan.

Pakistan, along with Afghanistan and Nigeria, are the only three countries in the world where remains endemic.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, June 08 2018. 12:55 IST