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Trump mounts pressure: Task force to check on Pak terror funding tap
Frustated by Islamabad's continued refusal to sever ties with jidahist networks, US President Donald trump's administration has begun to evolve a full range of measures to atchet up pressure on Pakistan that range from economic pressure using international financial institutions to stepped-up lethal action against key terrorist leaders.
 
Despite strains, silent progress in India, Pak talks
Pakistan has maintained high-level diplomatic contacts with the Indian establishment, even as New Delhi has maintained th rhetoric that terror and talks cannot go together.
 
Pak summons US envoy over Trump's 'lies & deceit' tweet
Pakistan summoned the US ambassador in protest against President Donald Trump's angry tweet about Pakistan's 'lies and deceit', while Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif dismissed the outburst as a political stunt.
 
Rupee hits 2-1/2 year high
The Rupee on Tuesday rallied for the fourth session in a row to close at an over 29-month high of 63.48 against the US dollar amid dollar sales by banks and exporters and the weak US currency abroad.