Khar to meet Clinton: More Haqqani 'flak' expected

Sources say the agenda of the meeting has been changed to a narrower attacks on US embassy in Kabul and Haqqani group.


Huma Imtiaz September 18, 2011

NEW YORK: Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar is due to meet Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in New York on Sunday afternoon.

According to diplomatic sources, the agenda of the meeting was originally supposed to be on the subject of putting the strategic dialogue back on track. However, sources told The Express Tribune that the agenda of the meeting is expected to have a narrow focus, with the United States blaming Pakistan for the Kabul attack."

The meeting comes days after a nearly day-long attack near the U.S Embassy and NATO Headquarters in Kabul by terrorists left at least four people dead.

Earlier on Saturday, the Pakistan Ambassador to the US Cameron Munter blamed the Haqqani Network, believed to be based in North Waziristan, for the attack and said that there was evidence linking Pakistan government to the Haqqani Network, which must stop.

The Pakistan delegation meeting Secretary Clinton tomorrow will also include the Pakistan Ambassador to the US Husain Haqqani and Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir.

COMMENTS (12)

Kulamarva Balakrishna | 10 years ago | Reply

Vienna,19-09-2011 Elsewhere I have read HRK has already spent three and half hours with HC, who spoke nothing but attack on Kabul Embassy.ONE POINT AGENDA.If they are meeting again this afternoon that will be follow up. Hope Pakistani troika establishment changes colours!!! It is high time. It is said by the wise of Indian subcontinent of the the old good people speak what is on mind and implement what what they say.On the contrary THIRD WORLD third class people think one way,speak another way do yet differently. Taravadu Taranga Trust for Media Monitroing TTTMM India

Mark | 10 years ago | Reply

@hassan: Thats a really great solution. But do you know why that never happened? I am sure you assumed you are the first person in past 100 year to think that. There is nothing common Pakistani, Irani and Afghanistani or Balochi people. Except that they are all muslim and that Iran and Pakistan (recently ) have common pain in rear called USA. Besides that Pakistanis are ex Indians who are so confused that and so desperate to change their identity that since past sixty years you guys have systematically tried to erase your indian link by accepting arabic culture and trying to remove Indian sub continent identification. Iran on other hand are "originals" they have their identity they identify themselves as Irani and not "Arabic" while recetly quite many in Pakistan are dying to identify themselves as Arabic. How f'ed up is that?? Seriously loosers attitude. @ET : Nothing here I said is offensive, please read it carefully before deciding to block it. There are far more direct and offensive comments than this which we often come across in many articles.

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