US ready to help Pakistan to boost security efforts: Kerry    

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ISLAMABAD: Secretary of State John Kerry has said on Tuesday that the United States is set to boost its security and intelligence cooperation with Pakistan.

John Kerry addressing a joint conference with Pakistan´s national security advisor Sartaj Aziz said “I emphasised that the US is committed to deepening our security relationship with Pakistan in order to eliminate threats in the border area and elsewhere.”

Peshawar attack reminder of the serious risk of allowing extremists to find space, Kerry said.

He said all militant groups such as the Pakistani and Afghan Taliban, the Haqqani network and Lashkar-e-Taiba “continue to pose a threat not just to Pakistan and its neighbours but also to the United States and the world.”

“Make no mistake the task is a difficult one and it is not done,” Kerry said.

Pakistani officials have said that Kerry plans to visit Peshawar in a huge show of support for the people there.

He also announce $2.5 billion aid for rehabilitation of IDPs.

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