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US asks Pakistan to halt activities of banned groups

February 17, 2012
US asks Pakistan to halt activities of banned groups

Staff Report
WASHINGTON: The United States has asked Pakistan to halt the activities of prohibited outfits.
“Banned outfits, Jamaat ud Dawa and Lashkar-e-Taiba, are linked with Al Qaeda. They have been banned by the United Nations,” said US Foreign Office spokespersons Victoria Nuland in a news briefing today (Friday).
She urged Pakistan to respect the resolution of UN Security Council and freeze assets of banned organizations.
Nuland said the US is concerned about the participation of JuD Amir Hafiz Saeed Ahmed at Difa Pakistan Council rally in Karachi.
The spokesperson said the talks with Taliban are in initial stages.
“We are trying to restore the mutual trust with Afghans,” she said. SAMAA


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