Pakistani people must help security forces to root out terrorism: Albright

February 1st, 2009 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, Feb.1 (ANI): Former US Secretary of State Madeline Albright has urged Pakistani civilians to help their security forces to thwart the menace of terror from their soil.
Speaking on the US-Muslim engagement at the Council on Foreign Relations here, she said it is the responsibility of Pakistan to ensure peace in the region.
She accepted the fact that it was difficult to differentiate the militants from the civilians but stressed that the problem of terrorism has to be tackled with full force.
You cannot just let people with impunity try to figure out how to kill all of us. The bottom line is making distinctions between civilian population, Muslims and murderers, The News quoted Albright, as saying.
The veteran Democrat also urged the Obama Administration to increase its efforts in the war on terror along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.
She said that there is a need of greater co-operative measures between the United States and Pakistan, inorder to root out the extremism from the region. (ANI)

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