ISAF urges Pakistan for action on Haqqani Network
By Ghanizada - Mon Sep 19 2011, 9:53 pm
Monday, September 19, 2011 – The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force in Afghanisan urged Pakistani government to take rapid actions against the Haqqani Network in Pakistan.
Dominique Medley, spokesman for the ISAF civilian representative on Monday said, Pakistan should increase pressures against the Haqqani Network.
He said, Pakistani government is also facing the insurgents threats in their own soil, we can put joint efforts with the Pakistani government to fight the insurgency.
Meanwhile, Carsten Jacobson, International Security Assistance Force spokesman said, the Haqqani Network is based in Pakistani soil and are organizing attacks against the Afghanistan from there.
While speaking during a joint press conference, Mr. Jacobson further added, we are aware that the Haqqani Network is based in Pakistan and ISAF will struggle to prevent insurgency activities of the network in Afghanistan.
He said, the Haqqani Network will not be able to achieve its goals through militancy.
This comes as the US officials accused Haqqani Network for being involved in Kabul attacks including the US Embassy and NATO headquarters last Tuesday.
At least 15 people were killed and more than 30 others were injured after a number of insurgents occupied an under contruction building in Abdul Haq square and carried out attacks on US Embassy and NATO headquarters.
US Defense Secretary, Leon Panetta and Cameron Munter, US ambassador to Pakistan accused the Haqqani Network for Kabul attacks, despite the Taliban group in Afghanistan claimed responsibility behind the attacks.
The US ambassador to Pakistan, Cameron Munter recently said, there are evidences regarding the relations of Pakistani government with the Haqqani Network .
He urged the Pakistani government to terminate its relations with the network.
Meanwhile, the Haqqani Network following the Kabul attacks on US Embassy and NATO headquarters expressed their willingness to join peace talks with the Afghan government and United States.
But ISAF spokesmen said, there is no evidence that the Haqqani Network has accepted the Afghan government’s conditions to join peace talks.
The Haqqani Network is mainly operating in eastern regions of Afghanistan and organize attacks agains the Afghan government and international forces in Afghanistan.