The pro-independence protests in the Muslim-majority state are threatening India-Pakistan peace talks.
The US military has rejected claims that Pakistani doctor Aafia Siddiqui, who has been missing for the past five years, was being illegally detained and tortured.
Riots sparked by a controversial land-transfer deal have widened to become pro-independence rallies.
The Pentagon wants more control over NATO there in light of Taliban resurgence.
The ruling coalition has vowed to move forward with an impeachment process against the president. Even some of the unpopular leader's allies are urging him to quit.
The wish list includes continued security aid to balance China, greater engagement, and trade.
The US, India, and Afghanistan are pressuring the government to root out pro-Taliban agents.