World powers meeting to decide help to strife-torn Pak

September 26th, 2008 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI  

United Nations, Sept 26 (ANI): World powers are meeting today at the UN aiming to support security and stability in Pakistan in the wake of the fresh spate of suicide bombings in the strife-torn country, German Foreign Minister and Vice-Chancellor Frank-Walter Steinmeier said.

Speaking to media persons at the UN last evening on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, Steinmeier said that leaders or ministers from the US , Britain , the Gulf States and other European countries along with Germany would gather at the meeting to decide help for war-ravaged Pakistan .

We will together discuss how we can achieve stability in Pakistan , The News quoted him as saying.

Steinmeier further said that the proposals would include development aid in areas such as education as well as investment by private companies.

He added that situation along the Pak-Afghan border deteriorated because of lack of communication between the two countries. The lack of communication between Pakistan and Afghanistan in recent months and years has contributed to the border situation between the two countries being so unsatisfactory, he said.

Tensions are also running high along the Pak Afghan border in the face of a growing insurgency in Afghanistan supported from sanctuaries inside Pakistan ‘’s tribal areas.

Stepped up US missile strikes and a reported raid into Pakistan earlier this month by US special operations forces have further strained relations between the United States and its anti-terror ally Pakistan . (ANI)

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