Pakistan vigorously fighting against extremism after APS attack, says John Kerry
WASHINGTON– US Secretary of State John Kerry has said that Pakistan has displayed a vigorous commitment to end extremist groups after the attack on Army Public School, Peshawar, 92 News reported.
Testifying before Senate Appropriations Committee on the Obama Administration’s request for State Department’s $50.3 billion discretionary funding in the FY 2016 Budget, Secretary Kerry told lawmakers that the United States intends to spend $3.4 billion to ‘reinforce our partnerships and diplomatic engagement with Afghanistan and Pakistan.
The United States is working with Pakistan to counter terrorist groups, he said.
“Last month, I met with the country’s leadership for our annual Strategic Dialogue and found in the wake of the December 16 terrorist attack on the Army Public school that murdered 132 children a vigorous commitment to take on and defeat violent extremist groups. In recognition of our long-term engagement with the Pakistani people, we are also helping to promote development, energy, security, health and education,” Kerry added.