Pakistan slipping out of America’s influence: Report

Pakistan slipping out of America’s influence: Report

WASHINGTON: Pakistan will continue to slip out of America’s influence and into China’s by the year 2019, seventeen US intelligence agencies warned the United States (US) on Tuesday.

Congress also warned that Pakistan could also become a threat to the interests of the US in the South Asian region by “deploying new nuclear weapons capabilities, maintaining its ties to militants, restricting counterterrorism cooperation, and drawing closer to China”.

The report also claims that “Pakistan-backed militant groups” will continue to take advantage of their alleged safe haven in Pakistan to “plan and conduct attacks in India and Afghanistan, including against US interests”.

This review is part of an annual report that the Director of US National Intelligence Daniel R. Coats presented to the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday.

The US agencies that were a part of this review included the Central Intelligence Agency, Defence Intelligence Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation and National Security Agency.