July 11: The Tribune states that US President Donald Trump nominated on Wednesday career foreign service officer David Hale, currently the US Ambassador to Pakistan, as the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs.
The Washington Post: Gunmen kill 4 pro-government militiamen in Pakistan
September 23 – The Washington Post states that a Pakistani official says gunmen have attacked the base camp of a pro-government militia, killing four of its members. Assistant Administrator Ali Mohammad says the attack occurred early Sunday in the Dasht-e-Goran area of Baluchistan. The southwestern province is home to a low-level separatist movement and Islamic extremist groups.