US must respect Pakistans sovereignty, says advocacy group

July 21st, 2008 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, July 21 (ANI): The Pakistani-American Leadership Centre (PAL-C), a leading advocacy group on the Capitol Hill, has urged the United States to respect Pakistans territorial integrity.
In an open letter to U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte, the organisation urged Washington to strengthen capacity-building assistance for its South Asian partner to effectively curb militancy in the border region, the Daily Times reported.
We would like to emphasise that any type of unilateral strikes by the US or allied forces within Pakistan, or the presence of any foreign troop in Pakistan, including incursions by US and NATO troops in hot pursuit of militants, or cross-border shelling in Pakistan will be considered an unacceptable breach of Pakistani sovereignty.
The PAL-C also urged greater co-ordination and intelligence sharing between US and NATO forces, Afghan forces and Pakistani forces on the Afghan border. (ANI)

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