US senator criticizes Pak over Swat peace deal

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Islamabad, May 1 (ANI): A senior US Republican Senator Kit Bond has criticized the Pakistan Government over the Swat peace deal.

Bond said such deals have failed to yield desired results in the past, and are bound to fall short of expectations.

"They (Pakistanis) tried it a couple of years, and it was a failure. I'm afraid anytime you negotiate with terrorists," The Nation quoted Bond, as saying.

Bond expressed lament that the Zardari Government was 'regrettably learning lessons the hard way.'

"I personally disagree with the decisions the Zardari Government made to turn over the area of Swat to the Taliban so that they could impose Shari'a law," he added. (ANI)

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