Former American diplomat urges Trump admin to hit terror groups inside Pakistan

14 April, Washington

A top former American diplomat has said, the Trump administration should hit terrorist groups inside Pakistan.
Zalmay Khalilzad, who served as the US ambassador to the United Nations and Afghanistan in the Bush administration, said the US and NATO forces were being attacked by terrorists hiding in the sanctuaries inside Pakistan.

Khalilzad said during a discussion at the Hudson Institute, an American think tank, yesterday in Washington that one of the big problems faced by Afghanistan is terrorists sanctuary policies of Pakistan.

Hussain Haqqani, a former Pakistani Ambassador to the US and the director, South and Central Asia, at the institute said the alliance between the Taliban and Pakistan is the main problem.

The discussion was held in the backdrop of the Trump administration reviewing its policies to break the stalemate in Afghanistan.

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