Pak needs to continue cooperation for US' Afghan war policy: White House

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Washington, Dec 16(ANI): The Obama administration expects continued help from Pakistan to meet its challenges in Afghanistan, the White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs has said.

Gibbs, however, made it clear that the Pakistan government has increased anti-terrorist cooperation over the last 18 months.

"We have seen over the course of many months an increased willingness to cooperate from the Pakistanis," the Daily Times quoted Gibbs, as saying.

"But as you saw in both - you will see in this review and in reports that have been sent up I think early fall, late last summer, that there are things that we still need Pakistan to continue to cooperate with us more on and continue to do in order to prevent further safe havens from impacting the progress that ultimately can be made in Afghanistan," he added.

Gibbs further said that the Afghan war policy review report would broadly deal with two more aspects - the situation of Taliban and degradation of senior Al-Qaeda leadership.

"I think you have seen in areas dealing with each of the three aspects of the report the momentum with the - stopping and stemming some of the momentum of the Taliban, increased cooperation with the Pakistanis, and the degradation of al Qaeda leadership progress on all three of those fronts, with challenges small and great that continue." The Press Secretary said. (ANI)

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