Vital US defense equipment helped Pakistan's gains in fight against terror

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WASHINGTON, March 24 (APP): The provision of some vital defense  equipment by the United States helped Pakistan eliminate infrastructure of world’s most notorious terror networks and led to a marked reduction of terrorism in the country, Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States said  on Wednesday. Speaking at a reception, he hosted at the Pakistan Embassy in Washington  to mark Pakistan’s National Day, Ambassador Jalil Abbas Jilani expressed Pakistan’s gratitude to the United States for its help and cooperation in the areas of defense, health, education and economic development. The reception was attended by the Under-secretary of State Patrick  Kennedy, Congressman Mark Meadows, officials from the US administration and the Capital Hill, senior members of Washington’s diplomatic corps and members of the Pakistani American community.