WASHINGTON DC : The Pentagon has expressed serious concern over Pakistan being a safe haven for terrorists, PakistanTribe received international media reports
The Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby told reporters “The sanctuary that some of these groups enjoy in Pakistan has long been an issue of concern for us, it’s long been a topic of discussion with our Pakistani counterparts.”
Kirby, an American counter-terrorism experts and South Asia expert also, further said “It (terrorist safe haven) is a common threat, a common challenge that we all have to continue to work on together and to look for ways to improve that cooperation.”
Kirby said that “Pakistan approach towards India and Afghan-centric terrorist outfits have not changed and the world should not expect any change either, despite the recent killing of innocent children in a Peshawar school.”
However US experts said the country’s approach towards terrorist groups operating in India and Afghanistan has not changed.
Talking about the role of Pakistan about war on terror Bruce Riedel, a former CIA Official said “The ISI has not changed its behavior. It remains the patron of LeT and the Quetta Shura.”
“Pakistan is increasingly a victim of the blow-back from ISI’s years of patronizing terror but the Army has not changed, ” Bruce added.
Bruce further talked about the operation Zarb e Azb “Pakistan has taken steps to fight TTP terrorists in the tribal border areas, particularly with its military operations in North Waziristan that started last June.”
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