ISLAMABAD - The United States Embassy in Islamabad yesterday welcomed Pakistan as a new partner under the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.  The Convention will put in place an internationally-recognised legal framework to resolve cases of parental child abduction between the two countries, said a US embassy statement.  Pakistan, it said, “will now be able to use the Hague Convention as a vital tool to deter international abduction and secure the return of abducted children between the United States and Pakistan.”  It added: “Preventing and resolving cases of international parental child abduction is one of the State Department’s highest priorities and we look forward to working with Pakistan as a new partner in this global effort.”