Pak Army expresses reservation over new Af-pak policy

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Islamabad, Sep 17 (ANI): The Obama Administration has been informed by the Pakistan Army that the US' new Af-Pak policy will yield negative results if it is applied in the same manner as it is being done in Afghanistan.

President Asif Ali Zardari during his visit to the USA will also advocate the same line of the army.

The army leadership communicated that there was a large difference between the situation in Afghanistan and that in Pakistan and if the US tried to implement the same policy in Pakistan than it would not only yield negative results but it will also affect Pak-US relations.

The military top brass, including Chairman Joint Chief of Staff Committee General Tariq Majid made it clear to the US leadership during the recent visit of Chairman US Joint Chief of Staff Committee Admiral Mike Mullen, Commander of the US Central Command General David Petraeus and Commander of the Allied forces in Afghanistan General Stanely McCrystal that the same policy for both Pakistan and Afghanistan US would not prove successful.

Sources said that the army has informed in written to the US administration about its reservations regarding its new Af-Pak policy, The News reports.

Army Chief Ashfaq Pervez Kayani and General Tariq Majeed have also reportedly advised Zardari to convince the US not to see Pakistan and Afghanistan from the same perspective and adopt a separate policy for Pakistan. (ANI)

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