Aug. 1 - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry holds talks with Pakistani officials in Islamabad. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry held talks with Pakistan's new government in Islamabad on Thursday. Kerry landed in Pakistan late on Wednesday for a day of talks aimed at easing tensions over U.S. drone strikes while putting pressure on the nuclear armed nation to do more to eliminate militant havens on its territory. In Pakistan on an unannounced visit, Kerry is also likely to discuss ways to revive deadlocked talks with the Taliban and broader efforts to stabilise neighbouring Afghanistan as U.S.-led forces prepare to pull out most combat troops by late 2014. Kerry is keen to put a fresh focus on a relationship severely strained by U.S. drone strikes which Pakistan says breach its sovereignty, and the raid by U.S. special forces which killed Osama bin Laden in a Pakistani town in 2011.