Pentagon expresses concern over Paks efforts in war on terror

March 18th, 2009 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI  


Washington, Mar. 18 (ANI): The US has expressed concerns over the Pakistani militarys efforts to combat Al Queda and Taliban activities on its border along with Afghanistan, but has vowed to help Pakistan in its anti-terrorism fight. There is a concerted effort underway by the Pakistani military, particularly in Bajaur, to combat that threat. There are other tactics used, which historically have not borne much fruit. But perhaps will play out differently this time, the Daily Times quoted Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell, as saying. On Pentagons assistance to the Pakistani Military, Morrell said: And we are determined to help them in any means that they are comfortable with. And we are looking for creative ways to do so. That is where our focus is right now. Morrell said Pakistanis took the right decisions to resolve the political crisis over the judges reinstatement issue. I dont know anybody who has characterized what were largely violence-free demonstrations, he said. Meanwhile, the State Department spokesman Robert Wood said that top US diplomats had asked Pakistanis to resolve the situation prior to the planned lawyers Long March. But in the end, it was the Pakistanis who took the right decisions and put a very positive step forward and they need to continue down the path of true reconciliation, he said. Wood also said US Special Representative for Pakistan and Afghanistan Richard Holbrooke would travel to the region soon. (ANI)

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