Washington, D.C. – Today, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) announced the Committee will convene a hearing on Wednesday, December 16 to examine Pakistan’s counterterrorism cooperation, its education reform efforts, and U.S. aid to Pakistan.  The hearing, entitled “The Future of U.S.-Pakistan Relations,” will begin at 10 a.m.
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.”

Hearing: The Future of U.S.-Pakistan Relations
10 a.m. on Wednesday, December 16
2172 Rayburn House Office Building

The Honorable Richard Olson
Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan
U.S. Department of State

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