Lahore, May 8: The United States has said that it would make sure the millions of dollars of aid that it is providing to Pakistan will not be used against India through cross-border terrorism.
A US State Department spokesperson said Washington would make sure that the aid be utilized only for the purpose it is being given to Islamabad, and certainly not for fueling militancy against India.
When it was inquired whether America had asked Pakistan to shift its forces from the eastern Indian border and deploy them against the Taliban, the spokesperson said, "The US leaders made it clear that existential threat to Pakistan came from extremists and not from India."
"The principal threat to Pakistan was in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA)," the Daily Times quoted the spokesperson, as saying.
Expressing satisfaction over the military offensive launched against Taliban in Swat and Buner regions and said sustaining these operations was important in order to crush the militancy completely.