Global News Blog Kerry visit casts Pakistan more as partner than pariah

The tumultuous relationship between the US and Pakistan is moving in a more positive direction after worsening for years.

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On an unannounced visit to Islamabad late Wednesday, United States Secretary of State John Kerry has moved one step closer to rekindling talks of a strategic partnership with Pakistan. The visit is the first by a high-ranking US official since the election of Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in May.