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AP: Pakistan Leader Works to Stop Taliban

Pakistan’s prime minister said Tuesday that Afghan President Hamid Karzai is wrong to blame his country for failing to stop al-Qaida from launching cross-border attacks. Prime Minister Zafarullah Khan Jamali told The Associated Press that Pakistan is doing all it can to curb assaults by Taliban rebels and their al-Qaida allies in neighboring Afghanistan, and that the problem rests with the Afghan government. “If they (Afghanis) can’t stand up on their own feet, it’s not the fault of Pakistan,” Jamali said in an AP interview. “They’re shifting the blame to Pakistan. We don’t accept it.” He said Pakistan “openly supports” Karzai’s government and has taken steps to stop assaults. “Pakistan has moved its forces to the tribal areas in the border belt to curb the situation,” said Jamali, on a state visit to France. “Afghanistan should come up with more responsible statements.” Full Story

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