Doubts persist in West over Pak’s willingness to fight terror: French Senator

October 1st, 2009 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI  

Islamabad, Oct.1 (ANI): France has expressed concerns over Pakistan’s anti-terror efforts, saying all the western countries are skeptical regarding Islamabad’s actions.

Chairman of the French Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Armed Forces, Josselin de Rohan said the presence of Al-Qaeda’s top leadership in Pakistan undermines its efforts against the terror groups based on its soil.

“There are doubts in the West over Pakistan’s willingness to fight terror and one reason for this is the supposed presence of Osama Bin Laden and other Al Qaeda leaders in safe havens in Pakistan,” The Daily Times quoted Rohan, as saying.

He said France hoped Pakistan would continue the fight and not show any ‘acceptance’ to people like Osama bin Laden.

Rohan, who is heading a three-member delegation of French senators visiting Pakistan, said while Islamabad has been trying hard to root out militancy, hunting down Al-Qaeda leaders in the rough terrains of the country’s lawless tribal region was difficult. (ANI)

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