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Congressman Eric Swalwell

Representing the 15th District of California

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Swalwell Visits Pakistan to Discuss Anti-Terror Efforts

June 3, 2016
Press Release

Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15), a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, on Friday completed a three-day visit to Pakistan during which he pressed senior leaders on the need for increased cooperation in rooting out terrorism.

Swalwell met with officials including Pakistan’s national security advisor and director of the intelligence bureau – the Pakistani equivalent of the FBI. The visit occurred about one week after Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour was killed in a drone airstrike in a remote area of Pakistan, not far from the border with Afghanistan.

“My hope is that because of Pakistan’s future actions, no terrorist ever feels comfortable in that country –  and should one be foolish enough to remain there, that Pakistan would have the capability and will to act unilaterally,” Swalwell said.

Swalwell’s 15th Congressional District has one of the highest concentrations of Pakistani-Americans of any district in the nation.