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Pakistan in the Jaws of Militancy (US Officials)

Posted by on Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 9:54
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US has said that militant outfits pose a grave threat to Pakistan and both the countries are standing up against this menace shoulder-to-shoulder, News reported.

US Officials
US Officials

Spokesperson, Mark Toner, expressed these views during a daily state department briefing.

Going forward, he stressed that we’re working together with Pakistan.

“We want to find ways that we can act jointly on our shared challenges. We continue to pursue those interests. We’re obviously – as we’ve said many times, Pakistan is under enormous threat from extremist groups. We want to find ways to work constructively with them to address these challenges”, said he.

To a question he said that our work in Pakistan was geared towards building the kind of institutions that will strengthen Pakistani democracy. US wanted to see a strong democracy emerge in Pakistan that works side by side with the military, and that’s to the benefit of the Pakistani people moving forward, he added.

He refused to confirm Secretary Clinton’s visit to Pakistan on 20th for a two-day visit, saying he is not going to confirm it.

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