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US demand for action in N Waziristan rejected: Rpt

Pakistan`s Army Chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani said it was for the government to decide the timing of such an action, a media report said.



Islamabad: Pakistan`s Army Chief Gen Ashfaq
Parvez Kayani has rejected US` demand for launching a military offensive against militants in North Waziristan, saying it was
for the government to decide the timing of such an action, a
media report said on Thursday.

US Ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter had yesterday
called on Kayani and exchanged views on the strained
US-Pakistan relations, The Nation daily said quoting
diplomatic sources.

While Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said it had
no knowledge of the meeting, the daily said the US envoy who
met Kayani on his request discussed the challenges both the
countries were facing in improving bilateral relations.

Kayani "ostensibly" rejected the ambassador`s demand for
military action against militants in North Waziristan on the
plea that any military action has to be decided by the
government, the report said.

A report on a TV channel said that Cameron also lodged a
complaint regarding Islamabad`s move of putting curbs on
inter-city movement of US diplomats.

Meanwhile, four officials of US Embassy in Islamabad were
sent back to Islamabad when they tried to enter Peshawar city
without an NOC and other relevant documents.

Four US diplomats attempted to enter Peshawar yesterday
using two vehicles.

However, police officials at a Peshawar toll plaza sent
them back to Islamabad as they did not hold the required
documents for entering into Peshawar, including an NOC, The
Nation said.

PTI

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