US to ensure Pak aid is not utilized against India

May 8th, 2009 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI  

Taliban Lahore May. 8 (ANI): The United States has said it would ensure that the millions of dollars of aid, which it would be providing to Pakistan over a period of time, does not end up being used against India through cross-border terrorism.

A US State Department spokesperson said Washington would make sure that the aid be utilized only for the purpose it is being given to Islamabad, and certainly not for fuelling militancy against India.

When it was enquired whether America had asked Pakistan to shift its forces from the eastern Indian border and deploy them against the Taliban, the spokesperson said: “The US leaders made it clear that existential threat to Pakistan came from extremists and not from India.”

“The principal threat to Pakistan was in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA),” the Daily Times quoted the spokesperson, as saying.

He said America is satisfied by the military action against the Taliban in Pakistan’s Swat Lower Dir, and Buner regions, but wants those operations sustained inorder to quell the threat completely. (ANI)

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