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Pakistan has done enough, Islamabad tells Washington

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  1. Dalit

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    [​IMG] ISLAMABAD - Pakistan has told the United States that it had done enough against terror and being ‘on notice’ was unfair, diplomatic sources said.

    Senior officials at the foreign ministry told The Nation that Pakistan had contacted the US and protested after Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Alice Wells’ statement that Pakistan was still ‘on notice’.

    One official said: “We have told the US that Pakistan had done enough against terrorism and it deserved medals rather than notices.” He added: “Washington has appreciated Pakistan’s role against terrorism but repeated the ‘do more’ mantra.”

    Earlier, Wells said Pakistan was still on notice on the question of taking decisive action against terror outfits. She asked Pakistan to work towards elimination of all terrorist sanctuaries from its territory.

    In an official testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Ambassador Wells said the US expects “unequivocal cooperation” in ending the sanctuaries of Taliban in Pakistan.

    “Pakistan is on notice that we expect its unequivocal cooperation ending sanctuaries that the Taliban have enjoyed since the remnants of their toppled regime fled into Pakistan in 2001,” she said but added that Pakistan can play an important role in the Afghan peace process.

    Well’s statement came after Pak-US relation showed signs of improvement. This month, Pakistan and the US agreed to jointly achieve common targets of peace and stability in Afghanistan and the region.

    On June 7, US Vice president Mike Pence telephoned Caretaker Prime Minister Nasirul Mulk to discuss the bilateral ties and the regional situation. Both the leaders agreed to further strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries. They also agreed to achieve joint targets of peace and stability in Afghanistan, an official statement said.

    On the same day, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo telephoned Chief of Army Staff Qamar Javed Bajwa and sought Pakistan’s cooperation in political reconciliation in Afghanistan.

    Although there was no official word from the military about the telephonic interaction, yet officials said that Pompeo and Bajwa discussed the need for political reconciliation in Afghanistan.

    The US has stepped up efforts seeking political reconciliation in Afghanistan after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani announced a ceasefire with the Taliban ahead of Eidul Fitr celebrated on June 16.

    US State Department said Pompeo, who was the head of Central Intelligence Agency before his appointment as secretary of state, discussed “advancing US-Pakistani relations and the need for political reconciliation in Afghanistan.”

    Only last month, the two countries had imposed tit-for-tat travel restrictions on each other’s diplomats suggesting a new low in their troubled ties.

    Pakistan hosted the first direct peace talks between Kabul and the Taliban in 2015 but they ended when Kabul announced the death of Taliban founder Mullah Mohammed Omar.

    Another official at the foreign ministry said the US had put Pakistan ‘on notice’ to please India. “We have asked them (the US) not to put us (Pakistan) on notice just because India wants them to do this. We have a history of successes against terrorism,” he added. The official said India was misguiding the US. “For the last few months we have been sharing our successes against terrorism with the US. They should not ignore our victories. Putting (Pakistan) on notice is unfair. They must put us (Pakistan) off the notice and acknowledge our efforts. This is what we have told them (Washington),” he contended.

    Pak-US ties have been frosty for several months. In January, the US suspended security assistance to Pakistan targeting the Coalition Support Fund. Pakistan responded sharply saying it was not dependent on US aid for the war on terror.

    The foreign ministry said Pakistan had fought the war against terrorism largely from its own resources “which has cost over $120 billion in 15 years.” Pakistan said the money it had received from the US was mainly reimbursements for supporting US-led coalition forces after they invaded Afghanistan in 2001.

    https://nation.com.pk/23-Jun-2018/pakistan-has-done-enough-islamabad-tells-washington
     
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  2. my2cents

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    Someone should tell US that Pakistan has done a lot and sacrificed many soldiers and civilians in their war on terror. It is Pakistan fault in a way that they have not been able to bring this across.

    I wonder if anyone is counting how many innocents have become victims of those drone attacks.
     
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    America will keep on repeating its State Propaganda!
     
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    UsA is creator of TTP, Taliban, Alqaida, ISIS, BLA. now its their duty to discriminate them not ours
     
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    We have got to take a stand somewhere and probably this is time.
     
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    They use same people with different names. and al-CIAda is one of them.
    CIA launch one Mullah / Hero in every nation, than give him media projection, in some case give bad media projection to their opposition.
    when such characters become popular, they launch political party, and greedy nation start worshiping them in hope for a seat.
     
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    Does anyone else think we might be misinterpreting "Do more"? My theory is they're talking dirty to us, they want "more" also explains why they have such a great relationship with the Afghan government....this will be hard to accept...the Americans are G*y they want from pakistan what the Afghan government are giving them and Afghan Taliban refuse to give them that's why Pak army's building the wall, to keep the ahem..."advanced" Americans out. Also explains why Afghan Taliban always takes refuge with us. Im telling you all this is the horrifying reality of this war! All threats to cut off aid are because of these.."safe havens of terrorism"(read Homo free zones) "we want unequivocal cooperation"...eugh
     
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    It does not even make sense. Pakistan has dismantled the network of TTP from Pakistan and now TTP is sitting in Afghanistan inside nice buildings of NDS and NATO commands and still USA is asking Pakistan to take action against them but Afghanistan is not under Pakistan's jurisdiction.
    One way can be that USA leaves Afghanistan and hands over control to Pakistan and then we can eliminate all the terrorists.
     
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    Absolutely true. Heck for five long years Pakistan didn't even have a foreign minister who could speak for Pakistan. The PM of Pakistan held that position who could not even stand on his two feet in front of foreign leaders. When time came to make statements he mostly relied on little cheat sheets he kept in his coat pocket. While on the other hand India has diplomats who are sharp and are cunning at times, truly looking out for India's interests.
     
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    Too little too late.

    These dogs always grow a pair after we need them.
     
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    The mess is in your back yard so you need to brush it clean

    The dirt and filth is flying into our back yards

    That's why USA says do more

    They are saying clean your mess
     
  12. Reichsmarschall

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    we cleared our backyard now its their turn
    they should man up and Fight Talibans instead of begging for cease fire Talibans are taking down cities after cities and muricans pussies are no where to be seen heck they even removed their name from terrorist list
     
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    Pakistan has done only selected cleanup...

    The world is not fool and don't think, they are ready to ignore ...
    Lets see what come after FTAF..... Specialy China ; Russia and Saudi...
     
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    The "world" is not a fool, and therefore they have their own agenda. Pakistan should just focus on its own rather than what the "world" wants of it.
     
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    They did on WMDs...