New Afghan policy of the US could fail: OfficialApril 5th, 2009 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 5 (IANS) The new Afghan policy of the US will remain ineffective and further multiply problems for the NATO forces until a solution to the war was found through political means, governor of Pakistan’s restive North-West Frontier Province (NWFP) has said.
NWFP Governor Owais Ahmed Ghani urged American and western powers fighting Taliban and Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan to address issues through political means.
Ghani warned at a seminar in Peshawar University that a surge in the use of force would further deteriorate law and order situation in Afghanistan, The News reported.
He said it was not possible to address the 30-year-old problem in Afghanistan in a few days.
The new US Afghanistan policy, which President Barack Obama announced March 27, envisages $1.5 billion non-military aid per year to Pakistan, bolstering American troops and the Afghan National Army, and setting up a group for Afghanistan that also includes key regional players like Iran, Russia, India and China besides the Central Asian states and the Gulf nations.
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