UK asks Pak to move decisively against al-Qaeda

Last Updated: Saturday, July 2, 2011 - 12:02

London: UK has told Pakistan to move
"decisively" against al-Qaeda following the death of the
terror outfit`s chief Osama bin Laden.

"Now there is an opportunity to move decisively against
al-Qaeda following Osama bin Laden`s death," British Prime
David Cameron told Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari
yesterday during a meeting at 10, Downing Street here.

Bin Laden was killed in a US Navy SEALs raid in
Pakistan`s garrison town Abbottabad on May 2.

During their first face-to-face talks since bin Laden`s
death, Cameron and Zardari discussed "terrorism, agreeing that
it is a global phenomenon that should be fought by
intensifying cooperation at all levels."
The Prime Minister also appreciated Islamabad`s efforts
in the fight against terror.

A spokesman at 10, Downing Street said: "Cameron
appreciated Pakistan`s full commitment to fight terrorism and
stressed that there was now an opportunity to move decisively
against al-Qaeda, the extremist organisation that has harmed
Pakistan as well as other countries internationally."

At their talks, the two leaders "agreed that a stable
Afghanistan is in the interest of countries in the region and
the rest of the world," the spokesman said. "They both support
the Afghan-led process towards reconciliation and peace."
Cameron also encouraged Pakistan to play a constructive
role in supporting an Afghan political process within the
framework of the Afghan constitution that separates the Afghan
Taliban from al-Qaeda and persuades them to move away from
violence.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, July 2, 2011 - 12:02
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