US is 'doing more', and will 'announce more' for Pak: Holbrooke

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Lahore, Mar.20 (ANI): Responding to Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi's statement that it was now America's turn 'to do more' to help Islamabad tackle the menace of terrorism more effectively, President Obama's Special Envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, Richard Holbrooke, has said the US is already 'doing more' and will 'announce more' for Pakistan.

Briefing the US State Department, Holbrooke said the Obama Administration has been doing all that it could for the overall development of Pakistan.We are doing more, we will announce more, we want to do as much as the Congress will support, but Congress writes the cheques," The Daily Times quoted Holbrooke, as saying.

Commenting on the upcoming strategic dialogue between Pakistan and the United States, scheduled to be held on March 24, Holbrooke said the deliberation "marks a major intensification in the relationship" between both countries.

He said the US would also discuss with the Pakistani delegation, which would be headed by Qureshi, issues related to the distribution of water and power.

"Beyond the strategic broad-range discussions, we want to move into operational things like water, energy," he said. (ANI)

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