Chairman Royce on the hearing: “I’ve long been concerned about Pakistan’s failure to take meaningful action against key Islamist terrorist groups operating within its territory.  The horrific attack in San Bernardino, and Tafsheen Malik’s education at a Pakistani madrassa, underscore the need for a new approach to confront this terrorist threat.  Wednesday’s hearing will give the Committee a chance to examine U.S.-Pakistan counterterrorism cooperation, the effectiveness of U.S. aid, and the concerning rise of schools in Pakistan teaching students hardline, jihadist ideology.”

Opening Statements

Rep. Edward R. Royce, Chairman
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The Honorable Richard Olson
Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan
U.S. Department of State
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Hearing transcript (PDF)