Pakistan must end support to the Taliban and other terrorist groups, a leading American senator mentioned a day after fulfilling Pakistani leadership in Islamabad.
“It was especially beneficial to go over with crucial Pakistani leaders exactly what more could be done to prevent terrorist attacks and block the spread of terrorist ideology,” she explained.
“It was important for people to speak directly to Pakistan’s senior leadership they need to finish assistance to the Taliban and other terrorist groups. Additionally, amid escalating tensions in Kashmir, it is essential that we find ways to assist de-escalate the problem on each side,” Hassan added.
A top Pentagon official has said the US and other countries fear that Pakistan-based militant groups could execute terror strikes in India after the revocation of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status if Islamabad does not”keep a lid” in their actions.
Indian officials have raised concerns that Pakistan had been mobilizing terror groups across the Line of Control (LoC) after the Centre’s decision to reverse Jammu and Kashmir’s special status.
The Centre abrogated Article 370 on August 5 divesting Jammu and Kashmir of its distinctive status and bifurcating it into two Union Territories – both Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.
Both senators also went to Afghanistan and met presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah in addition to many Afghan girls officials that had represented that the strife-torn nation in discussions with the Taliban.
“Pakistan plays an Important Part to play in stabilizing Afghanistan, engaging in strong counterterrorism campaigns and strengthening the international market,” stated Senator Maggie Hassan
“Keeping Americans safe is the top priority. Stability in addition to continuing counterterrorism efforts in Afghanistan is crucial to these efforts,” said Hassan.
“We heard straight from US and Afghan officials regarding the danger posed to both our nations from IS’s rising regional affiliate,” she added after finishing her visit to Pakistan and landing India for meetings with the Indian leadership.
In India, Hassan will fulfill crucial political and business leaders and US embassy officials to explore the situation in Kashmir, the US-India connection and global trade.