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Pakistan Won't Send Troops to Iraq

Pakistan will not send troops to Iraq, Information Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said Tuesday, hours after the prime minister said a decision would depend on what his people wanted. “We are not sending troops. Other countries are withdrawing troops so how can we send them?” Ahmed, the government’s chief spokesman, told a news conference in the eastern city of Lahore. The government has long been undecided on sending troops to Iraq, an explosive issue in the Islamic nation where conservative religious groups strongly oppose President General Pervez Musharraf’s support for the U.S.-led war on terror.Full Story

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