Taking serious note of inaction against terror groups by Pakistan, US has warned that the country and said that it won’t hesitate to take action whenever necessary.
“We continue to urge our partners in Pakistan to go after all terrorist networks operating in their country. We stand ready to help them. But there should be no doubt that while we remain committed to working with Pakistan to confront ongoing terrorist financing and operations, the US will not hesitate to act alone, when necessary, to disrupt and destroy these networks,” said Adam Szubin, Acting Under Secretary on Countering the Financing of Terrorism, told a Washington audience.
Szubin further pointed out the problem within Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence and said that they have become tolerants towards some terror groups.
“The problem is that there are forces within the Pakistani government –- specifically in Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence or ISI –- that refuse to take similar steps against all the terrorist groups active in Pakistan, tolerating some groups -– or even worse,” he said.
He also said that Pakistan has remained ‘critical’ partner in counterterrorism in more than one aspect.
“Of course, Pakistanis are themselves often the victims of brutal terrorist attacks on schools, markets, and mosques, and the list unfortunately goes on. And in the face of such violence, Pakistan has in some ways pushed back,” Szubin said.
PTI reported that US said that Pakistan has achieved success in its ongoing operations against traditional terrorist safe havens in northwest Pakistan.