Fenton/Arlook has a verbal agreement to represent the Council on Pakistan Relations, the DC-based nonprofit.

It will inform US and international media about the Council’s work to promote diplomatic and economic relations between the US and Pakistan.

Fenton/Arlook, which is based in Washington, is the firm of David Fenton, founder of the progressive PR firm that bears his name, and Ira Arlook, chief of advocacy campaigns at Fenton Communications.

They will distribute background materials to journalists, pen op-eds, place spokespeople in the media and conduct other PR activities.

Fenton/Arlook is to receive a fee of $25K per month, plus out-of-pocket expenses, such as travel costs.

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinker had a phone call with Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on May 16.

They discussed Pakistan’s cooperation on the Afghan peace process, progress in countering terrorism and the potential for expanding trade and commercial ties with the US.