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US Spl Rep Holbrooke to Visit Pakistan

United States Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard C Holbrooke will visit Pakistan from June 3-5, the State Department announced here on Monday.

Mr Holbrooke will be leading a delegation of US officials from the Department of State, USAID and the Department of Defense, Mr Robert Wood, Deputy Spokesman for the State Department said.

Mr Wood said Mr Holbrooke was making the trip at the request of President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to assess the welfare of the people displaced by the security operations being carried out by Pakistani authorities against insurgent extremists.

While in Pakistan, Mr Holbrooke will meet with internally displaced persons and relief organisations, as well as with local and national Pakistani officials, he added.

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