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US once again asks Pakistan to ‘do more’ against terrorists

US once again asks Pakistan to 'do more' against terrorists

WASHINGTON DC, 15 Oct (DNA) – The US once again called on Pakistan to do more to crack down on extremism. Briefing the newsmen in Washington, State Department Deputy Spokesman, Mark Toner said that, “The United States wants Pakistan to take actions to combat and delegitimize all terrorists groups operating on its soil.”

“Obviously Pakistan has suffered greatly at the hands of terrorists and violent extremists. We want to help Pakistan confront threat of terrorists, but we also want Pakistan also to go after those terrorists who seek and sometimes find safe haven on Pakistan territory,” he said in response to a question yesterday.

His remarks come amid heightened tensions between Pakistan and India following the Uri attack in which 19 Indian soldiers were killed and India’s surgical strikes across the Line of Control (LoC) on the intervening night of September 28 and 29.

When asked about the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief’s money laundering case, Toner referred the journalist to British government.

The US has also called for greater cooperation and dialogue between India and Pakistan to bring down the recent tensions and said that they should adopt a “conciliatory approach” to resolve their “contentious issues.” DNA






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