Pak Asks US To "Immediately Correct" Statement On Imran Khan-Pompeo Call

Kerala received rainfall more than 40 percent greater than normal for the monsoon season which runs from June to September

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Meanwhile, Pakistan has rejected the statement issued by the US State Department regarding telephonic conversation between US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Friday confirmed that Pompeo is scheduled to visit Pakistan on September 5.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is supposed to visit Pakistan in September.

"Secretary Pompeo expressed his willingness to work with the new government towards a productive bilateral relationship", Nauert said in a statement.

"The impression that has been given in their press release, which mentions terrorists operating in Pakistan, is in contrast with reality".

As the diplomatic row is underway between Pakistan and the U.S. with the two countries disagreeing about whether State Secretay Mike Pompeo and Prime Minister Imran Khan held discussion over terrorism in a telephonic conversation, Washington has refused to withdraw from its original readout of the phone call.

Pakistan's newly-elected Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday imposed a ban on first-class air travel, discretionary use of state funds by the officials, leaders of the government which will also include President, Chief Justice, Senate Chairman, the National Assembly Speaker and the Prime Minister itself. Pakistan is an important partner to the United States.

Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had spent 51 billion Pakistani rupees ($417,825,150) government funds only in one year by exercising his "discretionary powers", Dawn News reported.

"The conversation between the secretary of state and the prime minister of Pakistan, you will be surprised to know.was a very good conversation".

"Pakistan takes exception to the factually incorrect statement issued by US State Dept on today's phone call", the spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Twitter.

Pakistan's persistent tensions with the U.S.in recent years have encouraged China to deepen ties with its traditional ally, while Russian Federation is also enhancing and expanding relations with its former rival South Asian country.

"We don't want to land on the FATF's black list because it would have a negative impact on Pakistan", he said. The new timings at the government institutions, offices in Pakistan will be from 9 am to 5 pm.

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