US frustration, militants safe haven in FATA to dominate Zardaris address today

September 20th, 2008 - 11:57 am ICT by ANI  


Peshawar , Sep 20 (ANI): Increasing home-grown militancy, mounting American frustration at the continued Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan and militant safe havens in Pakistan s Federally Administered Tribal Areas will dominate President Asif Ali Zardaris maiden address to the joint session of parliament in Islamabad today.

I think the President should give the nation a new direction, said Asfandyar Wali Khan, the National Assembly Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs chairman and Awami National Party central president.

The Daily Times quoted him as saying that the new direction did not mean moving away from the international coalition, but reinventing Pakistan s role in the fight against the Taliban and al Qaeda. (ANI)

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