Pakistan Rejects US Charges It Supports Militants

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  1. Srinivas_K

    Srinivas_K Senior Member Senior Member

    Jun 17, 2009
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    Pakistan Rejects US Charges It Supports Militants

    Pakistan on Thursday rejected allegations in a Pentagon report that it supports militant proxies in neighboring India and Afghanistan, emphasizing its own battles against militants.

    The report, "Progress Towards Security and Stability in Afghanistan," said militants continue to enjoy safe havens in Pakistan and that Pakistan uses the fighters as a hedge against its loss of influence in Afghanistan and as a counterweight to India's superior military.

    In response, Pakistan noted that its military is waging a major offensive against militants in North Waziristan, a tribal region bordering Afghanistan. Pakistan launched the long-awaited operation in June, following years of allegations that it was turning a blind eye to cross-border attacks from Pakistan on Afghan and NATO security forces. Islamabad has always denied the accusations.

    "These baseless allegations in the report to the U.S. Congress are unacceptable to Pakistan," said Foreign Ministry spokesman Tasnim Aslam. The government said it summoned U.S. Ambassador Richard Olson to the ministry on Wednesday to convey its displeasure.

    The U.S. report lauded the latest Pakistani military push and acknowledged that the army had made gains against Pakistani and foreign militants. Nevertheless, the foreign ministry called the report "unsubstantial," emphasizing Pakistan's cooperation with the U.S. in areas of mutual interest.

    Pakistan has been at war for more than a decade with the Pakistani branch of the Taliban. Last weekend, a suicide bomber attacked a paramilitary checkpoint on the border with India, killing 61 people.

    The complaint came as Pakistan's army chief met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in Kabul on Thursday to discuss cooperation in the fight against militants.

    Pakistan Rejects US Charges It Supports Militants - ABC News
  3. sorcerer

    sorcerer Senior Member Senior Member

    Apr 13, 2013
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    Aah..same rhetoric.
    We didnt do it. We dont know it.
    One time BIn Laden being inside was "baseless allegation" for Pakistan.

    WHen will this liars get the idea of 'self respect'
  4. Bangalorean

    Bangalorean Stars and Ambassadors Stars and Ambassadors

    Nov 28, 2010
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    Who cares about Paki denials? Once a terrorist, always a terrorist.

    The ancient saying comes to mind, "Jo Lahore mein gaandu, woh America mein bhi gaandu".
  5. anupamsurey

    anupamsurey Senior Member Senior Member

    Jun 19, 2014
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    the pakistans war on terror is just an eye washer, who know where the pakis are targeting their dead bombs.

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