Haqqani says US aid to Pakistan crucial to protect world from terrorismJune 22nd, 2009 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 22 (ANI): Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States, Husain Haqqani, has urged Washington to continue aiding Pakistan’s fight against terrorism, as it would only be an investment in US security.
“There is room for greater investment from both the private sector and non-governmental organisations. Building up Pakistan and its people will be effective in protecting the world against terrorism,” the Daily Times quoted Haqqani, as saying.
“Pakistan is going through a transformation by mobilising the public opinion against the Taliban who had dominated Pakistan’s discourse since the war against the Soviets in 1979,” he added.
Haqqani said Pakistan was one of the most diverse Islamic countries, which could soon become the ideal answer to terrorism.
“If Pakistan becomes a model of prosperity, democracy, pluralism, religious tolerance, then our society would become the ideal answer to terrorism,” he added. (ANI)
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