The U.S. State Department says Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will travel to Pakistan, but details on the timing of the trip are not being released due to security reasons.
The U.S. special representative for Pakistan and Afghanistan, Richard Holbrooke, told reporters Friday in Washington that Clinton will meet with the leadership of Pakistan, as well as members of civil society, the opposition and the business community.
He said there are constraints on how much of the trip can be discussed, but Clinton will visit Islamabad within a few days. The announcement comes a day after the U.S. Senate passed a defense spending bill that includes military aid to Pakistan, but with restrictions that may upset Pakistani officials wary of U.S. interference.
The bill imposes limits on how Pakistan gets reimbursed from a $1.6 billion fund used to support countries that help U.S. counter-terror efforts.