Pak renewed efforts in combating terrorism: White House

The US notes that Pakistan is a key ally in addressing extremism.

Washington: Noting that Pakistan is a key ally in addressing extremism, the US on Monday said that Islamabad has renewed its efforts to combat terrorism.

"We have seen over the course of the past several years a renewed effort by the Pakistanis to address the threat that not just impacts us, but impacts their existence as well," the White House Press Secretary, Robert Gibbs, told reporters at his daily news briefing.

"We have strong and important partnerships with Afghanistan and a strong in Pakistan, a strong ally in common pursuits to address extremism and the threat that it poses," Gibbs said in response to a question.

"We would not be in Afghanistan were it not in their interest and our interest for us to be there, to ensure that what the Taliban once held and controlled they don`t ever control again, because we understand what that means for us: the unencumbered ability to plan and execute attacks against our country," Gibbs said.

PTI

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