Advice To US: ‘Pakistan must abandon terror path’

BJP said the US needed to ensure that no US aid supported worrisome policies pursued by Pakistan.


Afp June 25, 2011

WASHINGTON: Senior Indian opposition lawmaker Arun Jaitley said on Thursday the US should press Pakistan to end its “path of terror” if it plans to maintain its billions of dollars in assistance.

On a visit to Washington, Jaitley said he agreed with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on a range of foreign policy issues, including building closer ties with the US, but stressed differences on Pakistan. Jaitley, who leads the right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Indian upper house of parliament, said the US needed to ensure that no US aid, either directly or indirectly, supported worrisome policies pursued by Pakistan. “We have always believed that any country which assists Pakistan must necessarily ensure that Pakistan gives up the path of terror as an instrument of state policy,” Jaitley said.



Published in The Express Tribune, June 25th, 2011.

 

COMMENTS (2)

Aha | 10 years ago | Reply What a hippocritical statement. Pakistan is the frontline in fighting against terrorism, while India sneaks terrorist handlers into Pakistan's borders to feed its propaganda machine against Pakistan. India tries its best to create hurdles to Pakistan's progress and peace. India,s hypocritical actions speak louder than words. It has the nerves to dictate how the USA should act towards Pakistan and it has the nerves to stop EU from providing tariff benefits to Pakistan. It is constantly cooking schemes to undermine Pakistan, and Pakistan should take notice and not ignore this trend.
Arslan | 10 years ago | Reply Didn't expect BJP talks like that of Pakistan at all... Next.
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