Pakistan has no connection with terrorist organisations: Sherry Rehman

Published: April 18, 2012
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Says US has expressed concerns about its defense, but Pakistan too has “red lines” that should not be crossed. PHOTO: FILE

Says US has expressed concerns about its defense, but Pakistan too has “red lines” that should not be crossed. PHOTO: FILE

WASHINGTON: Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States Sherry Rehman said on Tuesday that Pakistan has no connection with the terrorist organisations that are creating unrest in the region, Express News reported.

Rehman, in an exclusive interview to Express News, said that the US has expressed concerns about its defense, but Pakistan too has “red lines” that should not be crossed.

The ambassador said that Pakistan does not consider Afghanistan a “strategic backyard”.

“Negotiations with the US will be held in the light of the parliament’s recommendations”, said the ambassador, adding, “Pakistan will in no way compromise on its sovereignty”.

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  • Ahmer Ali
    Apr 18, 2012 - 10:30AM

    To make/create connections in this regard.USA is good enough for Pakistan.

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  • whats in the name
    Apr 18, 2012 - 10:31AM

    If only words are matched with equal action if not more. It is an insult to every one to be told about it. The whole world knows about it, even the just born kid knows what the truth is…
    Rgds
    Pr

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  • Deepwater
    Apr 18, 2012 - 10:36AM

    The last leftist has be co-opted. Khuda hafiz, Pakistan. You are now on your own.

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  • MarkH
    Apr 18, 2012 - 10:46AM

    Yet, pointing out your own red lines you violate a universal one all countries have. “Lying about the obvious to their face and expecting them to believe it which implies you think they’re idiots.”

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  • Tanu
    Apr 18, 2012 - 10:48AM

    Influential Pakistani Taliban commander Hafiz Gul Bahadur has asked North Waziristan’s residents to rise up against all forces trying to use their soil in accordance with an agreement they have ‘signed with Pakistan’.

    Express Tribune 18 April, 2012

    Who is Sherry Rehman trying to fool? You stretegic assets claim to have an agreement signed with Pakistan and you have no relations with them? Or you dont consider TTP a terrorist organisation?

    Jhoot bhi theek se nahin bol saktey!

    Shameful!!!

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  • ashok
    Apr 18, 2012 - 10:52AM

    Delusions and denial are the last psychological defense against bitter realities.Half of Pakistan is dysfunctional and remaining half is clueless.

    Emma Duncan rightly described Pakistan as “Deceptive people in the land of deception”

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  • DevilHunterX
    Apr 18, 2012 - 10:59AM

    Sherry Rehman: “Pakistan only has connection with the “charity” organisations that are creating unrest in the region”

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  • Yuri Kondratyuk
    Apr 18, 2012 - 11:03AM

    Good to know that she has a great sense of humor :-)

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  • pankaj
    Apr 18, 2012 - 11:04AM

    why she is lying so openly ??

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  • Hali
    Apr 18, 2012 - 11:09AM

    Of course – and the Lashkare e Jhangvi is part of the peace corps!

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  • Tony Singh
    Apr 18, 2012 - 11:10AM

    Yes ma’m we all stand corrected. Pakistan indeed does not have any connection with terrorists, but all terrorists have connection to PakistanRecommend

  • ashok
    Apr 18, 2012 - 11:17AM

    Please do not insult the basic intelligence and commonsense of the rest of the world

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  • Fedup Khan
    Apr 18, 2012 - 11:18AM

    Unless the CIA creation Mujahideens turned Talibans are called “REGANITES”, Pakistan will continue to get the blame.

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  • Pragmatist
    Apr 18, 2012 - 11:21AM

    Come on, Sherry, you’re better than that. Nobody is expecting you to tell the world that your agencies support terrorists. At the very least, don’t proffer a lie. This reduces Pakistan’s credibility even further.

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  • Mony...
    Apr 18, 2012 - 11:28AM

    Yeah…It doesnt..Actually terrorists roam freely,collect money for their activities, conudct massive public meetings,while pakistan government just keeps on asking for MORE evidence…And terrorists actually are regarded as heroes!!!!

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  • MUNIB
    Apr 18, 2012 - 11:28AM

    Pakistan acknowledges terror groups operating from Pakistan into China:
    http://e.jang.com.pk/04-18-2012/karachi/pic.asp?picname=1017.gif

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  • BlackJack
    Apr 18, 2012 - 11:32AM

    Repeated denial equals admission of guilt. Poor Sherry Rehman – not safe within the country so sent to lie for it outside.

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  • Pragmatist
    Apr 18, 2012 - 11:38AM

    She’s right, the Haqqani network and the Taliban are peaceful organizations content to spread freedom and democracy to Afghanistan.

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  • Ashraf Ahmed
    Apr 18, 2012 - 11:45AM

    White Lie…lol

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  • Asad
    Apr 18, 2012 - 11:47AM

    @ashok: Yet you guys are so obsessed with ‘deceptive’ people that you spend your time browsing their news websites and commenting?

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  • Lawangin
    Apr 18, 2012 - 11:48AM

    hahalahahahahahah Joke of the day

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  • ayesha khan
    Apr 18, 2012 - 11:48AM

    Sherry is taking cues from Bill Clinton who wanted to redefine ‘Is’. She wants to redfine the word terror.

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  • AD
    Apr 18, 2012 - 11:59AM

    Oh…let me catch my breath a bit.It has no connection with me.

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  • Vigilant
    Apr 18, 2012 - 12:03PM

    @MarkH:
    Like you believed Americans when they said Iraqis have nukes and weapons of mass destruction…….Like you believed Americans in 1980s that these terrorists are freedom fighters…….if i start writing about all the red lines crossed by westren nations and so called champions of humanity….given space would not be enough

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  • Apr 18, 2012 - 12:07PM

    Guys accept it without any doubt. the statement comes from Sherry Rehman. She is telling the truth.Recommend

  • Truthbetold
    Apr 18, 2012 - 12:22PM

    Sherry Rehman is a very good human being. It must be killing her internally to lie with a straight face.

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  • ashok
    Apr 18, 2012 - 12:23PM

    @Asad:

    One should keep a watch on deceptive neighbors.

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  • Apr 18, 2012 - 12:53PM

    @Lawangin:
    what is the defination of terorist in ur own words my friend?

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  • Apr 18, 2012 - 12:55PM

    @MarkH:
    what do u call un usa and europe’s actions in iraq and afghanistan now come on try to speak the truth

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  • Apr 18, 2012 - 12:56PM

    @ashok: dream on dream on u lot been doing this for hundreds of years.

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  • Apr 18, 2012 - 12:58PM

    @pankaj:
    was this a lie that we rulled u for more then thousand years

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  • Apr 18, 2012 - 12:59PM

    @Tony Singh:
    go on read ur own newspapers or dont they worth it do they?

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  • ashok sai
    Apr 18, 2012 - 1:25PM

    Madam, you say X has no link with Y but the world is saying X=Y !

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  • pankaj
    Apr 18, 2012 - 2:12PM

    @raza.. who were you..who ruled us for more than thousand years… i know from which “educational” institute it is coming from but i won’t name it…

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  • asif
    Apr 18, 2012 - 2:25PM

    Would USA and Europe invade in Kashmir and Palestine? In a nutshell answer of this question is a universal truth “NO” because Muslims are living there. Every act of US, Israel, India or any other non-Muslim community whether it is right or wrong American baby UNO and international media except some channels have sole responsibility to defend.

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  • god
    Apr 18, 2012 - 2:29PM

    pakistan=terrorism is a universal truth.

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  • FactCheck
    Apr 18, 2012 - 2:50PM

    Super. Getting the world to believe i another matter!

    Keep on repeating and the world may believe in 100 years.

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  • Atif Ejaz
    Apr 18, 2012 - 2:53PM

    Whenever we lie, indians get over excited and pretend they are very innocent, LTTE support by india is the most recent phenomenon, and countless others. “Tum karo to Ram Leela, Hum karein to character dheela” this is not fair, dear Indian cousins.

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  • roma
    Apr 18, 2012 - 2:55PM

    By making such statements Shery Rehman has just lost what credibility she may have had when she arrived as ambassador to the USA – pity to go back to sqaure one for bothe sherry and Pk and now try to say ” well that wasnt what i meant …and all that ” – damage control mode – cos no one in the usa believes her statement , not when Bin L was found in the Army Academy’s backyard enjoyinh their protection – Sherry you should have known better ???

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  • Indian
    Apr 18, 2012 - 3:18PM

    Pakistan has no connection with terrorist organisations: Sherry Rehman
    Only Pakistanis do…. Period.

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  • from India
    Apr 18, 2012 - 3:37PM

    @ Raza – Indians wish to be lead by great personalities irrespective of any religion…unfortunately, a particular community wanted to rule (instead of leading) the sub-continent. Interestingly, their own people are now suffering today :)

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  • Yash
    Apr 18, 2012 - 3:40PM

    @raza:

    in any history book i never ever heard any “pakistani” ruling india ever….nor india being ruled for 1000 years by any single person or dynasty…maybe u can be my source of enlightenment….

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  • vasan
    Apr 18, 2012 - 3:47PM

    raza :
    “was this a lie that we rulled u for more then thousand years”
    If, according to you, the year contains 100 days, this may not be a lie,
    Otherwise, if the year is contains 365 days, then this is a lie outside Pakistan.
    Inside pakistan, this may be true and an year may have 1000 days also.

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  • Truth
    Apr 18, 2012 - 3:48PM

    Yes Pakistan have ties with world’s strongest terrorist ” America ” which killed millions for the sake of oil, resources and still cant figure out a bit about recession. Those who kills for his family safety is termed as a terrorist, the one who kills innocent people is termed as a drunk.

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  • John
    Apr 18, 2012 - 4:22PM

    Another one in a state of denial. Pakistanis live in denial.

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  • Ali
    Apr 18, 2012 - 5:21PM

    Give me a break…..
    So much hate from common indian ppls.
    I guess there would be no peace between two nations.

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  • saqib
    Apr 18, 2012 - 5:38PM

    Its hard to believe Sherry Rehman but surprised at the presence of spies on both sides of the border – engaged in a stupid media war for propagating and dictating their agendas. Why are you ashamed of disclosing your real names. These non-state actors are misusing a serious news item for spreading hatred among people. Burger off all you hate-machines and let peace process be materialized for the common good of the most poor people on the planet !

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  • ayesha khan
    Apr 18, 2012 - 6:14PM

    @Atif Ejaz: “TTE support by india is the most recent phenomenon, and countless others. “”

    Not sure if youare aware that LTTE actually asassinated Rajiv Gandhi in 1991 because they were not getting the support they hoped for and expected from India.

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  • 1984
    Apr 19, 2012 - 1:46AM

    @raza:
    Pakistan was formed in 1947….

    Then how come they ruled India for more than 1000 years??

    India was ruled by Afghans,Mongols,Turks and British…

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  • Pakistani
    Apr 19, 2012 - 2:32AM

    @Ali:
    The Indian trolls have only one agenda… criticise Pakistan… so my message to all pakistanis is to stop giving them importance and not respond to their venomous comments….

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  • Bombay Dude
    Apr 19, 2012 - 2:44AM

    So besides monetary debt, Pakistan is now also under “credibility” debt with the world. Sherry, you have been revered as more honest in diplomatic world. What compelled you to make such a foolish statement? True patriotism is not to sweep under carpet the absolute evil existing in your country but to seek ways to fix it.

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  • Truthbetold
    Apr 19, 2012 - 5:14AM

    Sherry Rehman is a great and honest human being. It must have hurt her inside tremendously to state such a blatant lie. That is not her fault, she is just doing her job. Hussain Haqqani also had to state many lies that were in total contradiction to what he wrote in his book. That is all part of the job. But, the reality is that no one in the world would believe these lies.

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  • Aftab Kenneth Wilson
    Apr 20, 2012 - 9:56AM

    Try to understand her comments. She wants to say other way around.

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  • Bakir Mukeem
    Apr 22, 2012 - 3:16PM

    we have connection with terror organisations and USA establishes an office for them in Qatar to invite them to talks and request them not to shoot thier soldiers and let them have some respectful wiithdrawl after 10 useless years of war they brought to Afghanistan?? it all makes a lot of sense…………doesnt it??

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