27th April 08:23
Gen Myers denies report on US request for sending Pak troops to Iraq
its a strange matter arisal by Gen myers. at one hand we are
discussing hot shots of sending troops to iraq on US REQUEST which
president pakistan Mr. musharaf is accused to have set during his
visit to Camp David and on the same time US top officials are denying
these reports. This is about Pakistan what about another important
country of south asia 'India'. Gen myers gets silent over.I am quoting
this all with reference to http://www.paktribune.com and still looking for
other stuff concerning all this mashed bread.
BAGRAM, July 31 (Online): The US chairman joint chiefs of staff
General Richard Myers has denied the reports that US has made any
formal request to Pakistan for sending Pakistani troops to Iraq.
"We have discussed Iraqi situation with Pakistani leadership but have
made no request to them to send their troops to Iraq", he said while
talking to the journalists at Bagram air base Wednesday.
He went on to say that it will be Pakistan's own decision either to
send the troops or otherwise.
He disclosed that coalition forces in Iraq were engaged in gathering
important intelligence reports about the presence of Al-Qaeda net
He made it clear that despite war in Iraq all the resources are being
utilised in war against international terrorism.
The world should believe that military operation in Iraq has not
affected our capability of hunting Al-Qaeda terrorists.
We are however receiving good information about this terrorist outfit,
which will help us to ascertain more knowledge about Al-Qaeda net work
and its leadership, he hoped.
General Myer was of the view that they were engaged in similar
operation in Afghanistan and Iraq.
We are destroying the hideouts of terrorists, he stated.
On the presence of US troops in Afghanistan he said that it will
remain there till the completion of our mission. The attacks on US and
allied forces in Afghanistan are no matter of concern for us", he
17th May 04:06
Pakistani Foreign Minister also denies any pressure from US
i am getting more curious about the element which is pressing
officials across US and Pakistan to tell their citizens that US is not
pulling Pakistan inside Iraq Desert-Zero. news media in Pakistan is
not so much strong that can initiate a response over from Gen Myers.
Wats tete-a-tete is lubricant of this matter?? i have got another
continuum of Gen Myers' statement on http://www.paktribune.com or directly
http://www.paktribune.com/news/index.php?id=34090. Whats inside guys !
::Foreign Minister Khurshid Kasuri said no decision has been taken to
send troops to Iraq or to recognise Israel neither is there any
pressure from America and Britain in this regard.
While talking to journalists here at Pakistan Muslim League (Q)
Central Secretariat on Sunday, the Foreign Minister said that all
decisions would be taken after considering public opinion.
Maintaining that Pakistan has not taken any decision to send troops to
Iraq, Khurshid Ahmad Kasuri said, "We have been demanded to send more
than a division of troops for this purpose."
"Our principle decision is that the difficulties faced by Iraqi
brothers should be removed, however a decision to send troops to Iraq
would be made after a United Nation resolution, for which we are
waiting, and after considering the public as well as Muslim
community's opinion," he said adding that there is no pressure from
America and Britain in this regard.
Terming Pakistan as a vital country in the region, Khurshid Ahmad
Kasuri reiterated the government's stance that it wants to resolve all
matters with India through meaningful negotiations.
"If contact between nations of both countries is increased then it
would create a conducive environment for talks," he said.
He said that after restoration of bus service, the train service
between the two countries should also be revived since people of the
sub continent can travel more in large numbers by train than by air.
Pakistan was of the view that both sides held talks at secretary level
seven times and then a summit level talk was held but nothing came out
of it, he said.
"But if contact between nations of both countries is increased, it
would surely help in resolving issues and turn negotiations into a
success," he said.
The Foreign Secretary said that if India wants to resolve issues
through a lazy approach then we are not in any hurry either.
"The ball is in their court," he said.
"The settled matters should not be opened again in order to resolve
other matters," he added.
Replying to a question, he denied of any decision taken to accept
Israel and said that the issue has been reserved for public debate, as
certain developments at the international level necessitated the
raising of this issue.
"Since Israel and Palestine are talking about a cease-fire and a
Palestine road map is being mentioned, we also have to consider the
matter," he said.
With respect to Afghanistan, the Foreign Minister said that Pakistan
wishes to hold close relations with the neighbouring country and he
would soon visit Afghanistan in this regard.
"Relations have always been good between both countries but some
elements are busy trying to spoil these ties," he said.
He termed the Durand Line as an accepted borderline that cannot be
eliminated and said, "Nations of both countries are bound with each
Khurshid Ahmad Kasuri rejected allegations that Pakistan is organising
attacks in Afghanistan terming them as baseless and saying that Pak
troops have been send to the Mohmand Agency only to stop activities
that promote such attacks.