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`Pak undermining war on terrorism, still supporting Taliban`

Pak, which has received at least USD 13bn from the US over the last 8 yrs for its war on terrorism, is "undermining that very war."

Washington: Pakistan, which has received
at least USD 13 billion from the US over the last eight years
for its war on terrorism, is "undermining that very war,"
limiting the effort to its own enemies and continuing to
support the Afghan Taliban, a US academician testified before
lawmakers today.

"Pakistan is, in fact, limiting its war on terrorism
to those elements that undermine the Pakistani state. And
those elements are not comprehensively the enemies of the
United States. They are specifically the enemies of Pakistan,"
Assistant Professor at Georgetown University, Christine Fair
said at a Congressional hearing today.

"Having receiving USD 13 billion, if not more, from
the United States to participate in the war on terrorism,
Pakistan continues to support the Afghan Taliban.

This means that Pakistan is undermining the very war
on terrorism that it has received handsome reward allegedly to
support," she said testifying before the House Armed Services
Committee`s Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee.

In order to stabilise the region, the US needs to
compel Pakistan to cease supporting all militant groups
operating on and from its territory over a reasonable time
frame, she said.

"This includes coercing or compelling Pakistan to
abandon its continued support of the Afghan Taliban."

Bureau Report

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