Pakistan ‘less than robust’ at combating extremism: Downer

November 14th, 2007 - 8:35 am ICT by admin  
“We’ve been concerned about some elements of the Pakistani intelligence services and their links to the Taliban,” the Sydney Morning Herald quoted Downer, as saying.

The Australian Government believes some members of the Pakistan military’s Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) still provide covert support to pro-Taliban forces.

Downer yesterday called on the Pakistan’s military to be more active in taking on the Taliban and its allies.

He said Australia was focused on the safety of its 1000 troops in Afghanistan and noted that many militants were able to move into and out of Pakistan. (ANI)

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