Hillary Clinton pledges support for terror-torn Pakistan

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Islamabad, Oct. 28 (ANI): US Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton, has vowed Washington's support for Pakistan in its struggle against terrorism.

"Pakistan is not alone in this fight as this is our struggle as well. Pakistan and the United States are facing the security issue and Pakistan is currently engaged in the struggle to fight terrorists," Clinton said at a joint press conference with Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi.

A massive car-bomb killed at least 92 people in a Peshawar market on Wednesday, just hours after Clinton touched down in Pakistan for bilateral talks.

Clinton said the US-Pakistan relationship goes far beyond security and in Wednesday's talks, both sides agreed to work closely.

"The United States wants to provide help to Pakistan which its people think best for the country. The United States wants to help Pakistan in economic arena, wants to help create jobs, develop infrastructure, create investment opportunities and more access to education and healthcare," Xinhua quoted her, as saying.

Clinton also unveiled what she called the 'first phase of a signatory energy programme for Pakistan' to help repair facilities and promote efficiency in the country where millions suffer from poor electricity supply.

She said the U.S. would help install better equipment at Pakistan's Tarbela dam power station and help repair or replace ore than 10,000 tubeless across the country, which would save energy and increase agricultural productivity. (ANI)

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