Pak Army chief urges NATO to win support of tribals along Pak-Afghan border

November 20th, 2008 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI  


Brussels, Nov 20 (ANI): Pakistan Army Chief Gen. Ashfaq Kayani has reportedly said that NATO should try to win the support of tribesmen in order to stop the Taliban crossing over the international border between Pakistan and Afghanistan.

He said that the NATO should engage Pashtuns living in the areas along the Pak-Afghan border rather than simply try to seal the border to stop Taliban crossing over.

Quoting a private TV channel report, the Daily Times reported that Kayani urged the NATO Defence Committee in Brussels to halt the use of spy planes inside Pakistani territory. Kayani also vowed to keep the supply line to NATO open.

We will do whatever is possible, whatever is within our power to ensure that this line of supply is open, Kayani added. (ANI)

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