Afghanistan needs Pakistan help on security

Last Updated: Monday, December 27, 2010 - 18:28

Kabul: The Afghan president`s spokesman
says security cooperation with Pakistan is key if his nation
is to be able to quell its virulent insurgency.

Wahid Omar said on Monday that President Hamid Karzai
discussed the issue with Pakistani officials during a recent
mini summit in Turkey where he stressed that Afghanistan will
not allow its territory be used as a springboard for
operations against its neighbours.

Omar says Pakistan can help with security in
Afghanistan by not allowing its territory to be a terrorist
safe-haven.

He says there can be no improvement "unless were are
sincere in our cooperation."

The Taliban-linked Haqqani network often stages
operations in Afghanistan from its sanctuaries in western
Pakistan.

PTI



First Published: Monday, December 27, 2010 - 18:28

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