Pak anti-terror determination should not be doubted: Haqqani (click title to entry - thank you)Thursday, July 29, 2010
WASHINGTON: Pakistani Ambassador to the US Hussain Haqqani on Wednesday asked the critics of Pakistan’s anti-terrorism performance not to judge its resolve by the Afghan war leaks but view it in the context of current unified efforts, marked by Pakistan’s countless sacrifices and unprecedented level of cooperation with the US and Afghanistan.
Haqqani, appearing in the Charlie Rose Show, also drew attention to the importance of addressing Pakistan’s regional concerns vis-a-vis India. He also said that Islamabad would be deeply worried, if the US somehow suddenly pulled out from its insurgency-hit western neighbour, Afghanistan, in a replay of the situation that happened in the late 1980s when the US left the region immediately after the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan. The envoy said that as emphasised by US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Admiral Mike Mullen, the US and Pakistan had made substantive improvement in enhancing the bilateral ties during the Zardari-Gilani regime. app
May 13, 2009: Husain Haqqani on the Daily Show
Bomb blast kills 25 bus passengers in Afghanistan (click here)
* 20 people injured as bus hits raodside bomb in Nimroz province
* US soldier killed in Taliban attack
KABUL: A bus hit a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan on Wednesday killing 25 people. The passenger bus was heading towards Kabul, when it struck the explosive device about 7am, said Nazir Ahmad, a provincial government spokesman. The explosion occurred near Delaram – a volatile area close to the borders of Helmand and Farah provinces. Some 20 people were wounded. Afghan President Hamid Karzai condemned the attack.
Meanwhile, NATO forces said a US service member was killed in an insurgent attack in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday.
The rising death toll comes as US forces continue the search for a missing Navy sailor believed captured last week by Taliban forces, when he and a colleague drove into an insurgent-held area of eastern Afghanistan. One of the sailors was killed in a firefight with militants, and the Taliban has said they seized the other....