NATO Chief Presses Pakistan On Safe Havens

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NATO followed the footsteps of US in piling pressure on Pakistan to do more against terrorism. NATO Secretary General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Friday urged Pakistan to do more to fight extremism and demanded for “positive engagement” from Islamabad. “It is really a security problem for our troops in Afghanistan that terrorists have safe havens, and that’s a fact, in Pakistan,” Rasmussen told audiences at a defense forum hosted by the European Policy Centre think tank.

Islamabad has until now refused to bow down to pressure with Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani telling reporters that Pakistan would not do more.
140,000 NATO-led foreign forces are currently fighting a Taliban-led insurgency in Afghanistan.

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