Washington: America is dissatisfied with Pakistan’s cooperation in the war against terrorism under the US South Asia strategy. In his recent statement, the US said it is no longer left to see what steps Pakistan is taking to stop Taliban and Haqqani network. A senior official of the Trump administration told this to As the release of Hafiz Saeed, accused of Mumbai-terrorist attack, he is a step backward in the fight against terrorism.
The official said that the release of the Coleman family that remained hostage to the Haqqani network for five years is a sign of non-cooperation in Pakistan war against terrorism in Pakistan. Based on American Intelligence information in October, the Pakistani army released Ottoman Coleman, her husband Joshua Boyle and their three children. Five years ago, terrorists affiliated with the Afghan Taliban had kidnapped all of them from the Kurram Valley on the Afghan border. The official told PTI that the Coleman family has been released due to continuous work of intelligence agencies with diplomatic pressure.
That’s why I am not convinced that this work is a step forward (the work done by Pakistan under the direction of US President Donald Trump’s South Asia Strategy announced in August) is a step forward. He said, that we are happy that Coleman is now free and he has been released. But we still have to see that Pakistan is taking steps to stop the Taliban and Haqqani network.