And overnight on Thursday, Pakistan's foreign ministry asserted that the issue of militants never came up in the phone call between Pompeo and Khan.
US officials routinely raise the issue of Taliban and other militants operating from safe havens in Pakistan, where they plot attacks on USA and Afghan troops across the border.
Hours later, the statement drew reaction from Mohammad Faisal, the spokesperson for the Pakistani Foreign Ministry, who said Islamabad "takes exception to the factually incorrect statement" issued by the State Department.
Terrorism, alleged or proven, the issue that India demands must be the first topic of discussion in any Pakistan-India composite dialogue would become an act of a fringe section that still seeks hegemony in Kashmir through chaos and bloodshed.
The US, meanwhile, has defended its version of the telephone conversation, with State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert saying that "we stand by our readout".
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On seeing him however, there was no hesitation, and the two elderly Koreans embraced each other tightly, both in tears. They will meet on six occasions lasting about a combined 11 hours during their three-day stay that will end Wednesday.
The most prominent guest in Khan's prime ministerial swearing-in ceremony in Islamabad on August 18, 2018, for reasons beyond the vibrant hue of his turban, was Khan's old cricket associate and friend from India, Navjot Singh Sidhu.
"I can only say we stand by our readout", Ms Nauert told a news conference on Thursday, calling Pakistan "an important partner" in the region.
Imran Khan already took his first step in this direction by having a positive conversation with Prime Minister Modi, and with both Elahi and General Bajwa at his side, there is no doubt that the possibilities for great results are endless.
In 2011, terrorist leader and 9/11 mastermind Osama Bin Laden was killed by US forces in the country after having found to have been living in a private compound in Abbottabad after years on the run. He also discussed about relationships with neighbouring countries such as India and Afghanistan and to polish the policies with the United States.
Later briefing the media at the Banigala residence of Imran Khan, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said: "Dr Arif Alvi will become the president of Pakistan as the PTI has the support of the required number of voters". It has been learnt that the first class is not available in the flights being operated from Pakistan as this is offered by other global airlines and its fare is said to be three-hundred times higher than the business/club class. "We condemn the horrific acts of terrorist violence that marred this process, including the latest attack outside a polling station in Quetta on election day".