Pakistan’s Afghan border regions world’s most dangerous place: Obama

March 27th, 2009 - 10:42 pm ICT by ANI  

Barack Obama Washington, March 27 (ANI): The U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday said that Pakistan’s Afghan border regions had turned into “the most dangerous place in the world.

Obama pledged a major effort, including through a spike in economic assistance, to bring stability to Pakistan, warning that its Afghan border regions had turned into “the most dangerous place in the world.”

The President made such observations while unveiling his new Pak-Afghan strategy on Friday.

Obama ordered 4,000 extra troops and a major boost in the civilian presence in Afghanistan, vowing to “disrupt, dismantle, and defeat” the Al-Qaeda extremist network.

Obama said that Pakistan must demonstrate its commitment to root out Al-Qaida.

“We cannot and we will not give a blank cheque to Pakistan,” said Obama, adding: “extremists are a cancer that is killing Pakistan from within”

“We will pursue constructive diplomacy with both India and Pakistan,” Obama added.

The US President has proposed 1.5 billion dollars in aid to Pakistan. (ANI)

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