Pakistan To Form Joint Anti-Terror Squad With US


Pakistan Thursday confirmed the decision to form a joint anti-terror squad with the United States, aimed at intelligence-sharing.

Foreign Office Spokesperson Tehmina Janjua told newsmen at her weekly press briefing here on Thursday that the two countries will exchange information about terrorists in Pakistan and then conduct joint operations.

She said that joint statements in this regard were issued during the visits of Senator John Kerry and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

The spokesperson declined to share details of the agreement but further clarified that the two countries will only share information about terrorists but US soldiers will not take part in any operation, which would be launched on that information.

She added that Pakistan will not compromise on its sovereignty.

The move has been seen as damage-control effort to repair Pakistan-US relations, which have been strained since US killed Osama Bin Laden in a unilateral operation inside Pakistan.


KUNA is the Kuwait News Agency

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