Pak urges US to provide equipment to deal with terrorists along Afghan border

November 16th, 2008 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI  

New York, Nov 16 (ANI): Pakistan has reportedly urged the US to provide the equipment needed to fight terrorists operating along the Pak-Afghan border.

According to a Pakistan embassy spokesman, a better-equipped Pakistan would be able to deal with the insurgents on its own. He said this while responding to questions about unilateral US raids from across the Afghan border.

Briefing reporters at the end of President Asif Ali Zardaris visit here, the spokesman said the desired objectives in both bilateral and multilateral fields had been accomplished. It was a low-cost visit, with a very good yield, the Daily Times quoted him as saying.

The President arrived here on Tuesday to lead the Pakistani delegation to the UN General Assembly meeting on the Culture of Peace.

The spokesman said the relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan were now friendly and cordial with the blessings of King Abdullah who was playing a key role in helping stabilise the situation in Afghanistan.

Asked whether Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) chief Michael Hayden had met the president, as was being reported, the spokesman said he would not comment on such matters. But he said there was good co-operation between Pakistan and the US on intelligence sharing and that contacts did take place from time to time in this regard.

Responding to questions, the spokesman said that Pakistan expected to have good relations with the incoming Obama administration. We have good friends in the new administration, he said and added that president-elect Obama and vice president-elect Joseph Biden as friends of Pakistan as they had made efforts for the restoration of democracy in the country. (ANI)

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