Pakistan Says Attack Threat Up Since Joining U.S.
Pakistani security officials said on Friday the threat of militant attacks had increased in the country’s rugged southwest bordering Afghanistan since Pakistan joined the U.S.-led war on terror in 2001. Pakistan lacked the resources to halt infiltration by members of Afghanistan’s ousted Taliban and their al Qaeda allies across the porous, mountainous border in Baluchistan province, they said. “Pakistan’s decision to join the international anti-terror coalition has given militants a solid reason to fight against us,” Ashraf Nasir, chief secretary of Baluchistan, told reporters. Full Story