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Musharraf pleads for anti-terror funds

The Iraq war has taken money away from the hunt for al-Qaida and the Taliban, President Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan told an Australian television programme last night. Operations against remnants of the groups in Afghanistan and Pakistan’s border provinces had been starved of resources since the US switched its attention to Iraq, he said. “Money needs to be spent in our tribal areas,” he told the Special Broadcasting Service programme Dateline. “We need to carry out reconstruction in the area. [The] army is doing it and the civilians are also doing it. Now all this needs money and we are getting some assistance, which is very minimal.” Full Story

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