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Stop protecting terrorists: Pakistan told

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AT Monitoring Desk-KABULL US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said that her country is urging Pakistan more strongly not to give safe haven to terrorists.

Haley, who is on a visit to New Delhi, told an Indian think tank that Pakistan has been cooperating with the United States, but Washington cannot accept any government protecting terrorists.

“We are communicating this message to Pakistan more strongly than in the past and we hope to see changes,” the envoy told members of the Observer Research Foundation.

Pakistan is under pressure from the United States and Kabul to stop sheltering militants who launch attacks in Afghanistan. Islamabad’s cooperation is seen as key to the success of a new U.S. strategy on Afghanistan that was announced nearly a year ago.

Earlier this year, U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration suspended aid worth about $2 billion to Pakistan.

In an interview with India’s NDTV channel, Haley said that U.S. will not continue to fund a country that “kills its allies.”

“Pakistan is trying to harbour terrorists. We have tried to cut funding. We need to see that Pakistan is being a good partner. We will not continue to fund a country that kills our allies. We will continue our stand on Pakistan,” Haley said.