US Special Representative for Pakistan and Afghanistan, Richard Halbrooke held talks with the Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and later on with the prime minister also. US Representative, Richard Halbrooke held talks with the Foreign Minister, Shah Mahmood Qureshi at the Foreign Office, when to him (Halbrooke) it was suggested that for combating the militants, the development budget be increased along with making the dialogue process effective. The talks centered on matters relating to Pak-US relations and cooperation in the war against terror. High officials of both the countries were also present on this occasion.