US should worry about lost weapons in Afghanistan, not about Pak nukes: ISPRMay 30th, 2009 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
Lahore, May 30 (ANI): Dismissing America’s fears about Pakistan nukes falling into the Taliban’s hands, the Pakistan Army has asked the United States to focus more on the weapons that the allied forces have lost in the war against terror in Afghanistan.
In an interview to a private television channel, the ISPR spokesman Major General Athar Abbas said that a large quantity of the arms and ammunition being used by the Taliban in the country are coming from Afghanistan, and the United States should pay attention to this rather than expressing concerns over the safety of Pakistan’s nuclear assets.
“Many of the Taliban’s arms are coming across the border from Afghanistan. The US should stop worrying about Pakistan’s nukes and start worrying about the weapons lost in Afghanistan”, The Daily Times quoted Abbas,as saying.
Abbas said that the present Swat conflict was intricately linked to Afghanistan’s volatile condition.
“Swat is a political problem, which could only be partially solved by military intervention,” he added.
Abbas said that at least 10 to 15 percent of insurgents fighting in the Swat Valley at present were foreigners.
He said the Army was close to recapturing Mingora from the Taliban’s hand, however it could take ‘much longer’ to establish complete peace in the region. (ANI)
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