Pak President vows operations against Haqqanis

President Asif Ali Zardari made the pledge during a conversation with visiting American lawmakers to Pakistan.

Last Updated: Nov 09, 2011, 13:05 PM IST

Islamabad: Pakistan`s President has promised to work with the United States to "eradicate" the militant Haqqani network.

President Asif Ali Zardari made the pledge during a conversation with visiting American lawmakers to Pakistan.

Homeland Security delegation head Michael McCaul revealed the details of the discussion late Tuesday.

McCaul says he welcomed Zardari`s remarks but that "the question is how much control he has over the military" and Pakistan`s spy agencies, which are in charge of Afghan policy.

Washington wants Pakistan to take action against insurgents like the Haqqanis, which are based in northwest Pakistan but attack US and Afghan troops in Afghanistan.

Bureau Report