Pak must demolish terror infrastructure on its soil to qualify for aid, reiterates Kerry

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Washington, Feb.16 (ANI): Top US Senator John Kerry has said that Pakistan must come out with a clear strategy against the extremist groups breeding on its soil in order to keep on receiving aid from America.

"Pakistan has got to make clear its willingness to take on internal enemies," said Kerry, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Kerry said Pakistan must 'do more' to take on the militants inside its boundary to continue receiving help from the US.

This is not the first time that Washington has asked Islamabad to do more against extremists, who are threatening the country's existence.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had also said that Pakistan must take stern action against extremist groups such as the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).

India too has been demanding that Pakistan must stop letting militants use its soil for launching attacks on it.

Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao, recently, said Pakistan can and it has to do more against the terror infrastructure on its soil.

"The whole phenomenon of cross-border terrorism, as it affects us today has not diminished in any manner. All the events you have seen over the last few days basically point to the basic and undeniable fact that the infrastructure of terrorism, which operates out of Pakistan and territory under Pakistan control has not been dismantled and it continues to be directed against the Indian people," Rao had said in a television interview. (ANI)

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