US forces stay in Afghanistan serious threat to regional peace: Pakistani senator

Sirajul-HaqA Pakistani senator has voiced concerns regarding the presence of the US and NATO forces in Afghanistan, claiming that the continued presence of the US forces is a serious threat to regional stability.

Senator Sirjul Haq, Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami, has said the move by President Barack Obama was condemnable to grant broader role for the US forces in Afghanistan.

He was addressing the staff of the JI headquarters at an Iftar party he hosted for them at Mansoora lawns on Saturday, according to the local media reports.

Insisting that Obama was supposed to announce the full withdrawal of the US forces from Afghanistan, Sirajul Haq claimed that the US and NATO forces had killed millions in Afghanistan and Obama wanted to continue that.

He also added that the drone attacks were an attack on Pakistan’ independence and sovereignty and was not acceptable.

Obama on Friday approved broader role for the US military to assist the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) to fight the Taliban-led insurgency.

The broader role granted to the US military will allow them to accompany Afghan forces and assist them more proactively on the battlefield.

The US forces were earlier accompanying the Afghan Special Forces only when it was needed, according to the US officials said. -KP

THE PASHTUN TIMES

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  1. His master voice speaks again;
    J.I. is considered the theological wing of Military establishment. It is the Grand Mom of terrorism. Hizbe Islami in Afghanistan was its twin brother and so was Akhwan of Egypt. They were the people to guide terrorist to Swat. It was their advice not to take Malakand route as I was told by an insider.
    I was told by the insider how they conduct Kashmiri war. It was a strange co-incidence that I recognised a person holding Pak army banner in Srinagar.
    They had a top level meeting in Mansoora after successive electoral defeats to abandon the electoral path and go for Unholy Jihad in Pakistan. It was reported in a section of press as well. But for the time being that option has been put on ice-slab. Eng. Gul Badin realised his mistakes probably and now in dialogue with Afghan Govt.
    We are not against his demand but he cleverly wants to dodge public opinion. He says only American we say all those who are invited from Saudi and JI workers. In our opinion, it is the great grandchildren of JI who provide logic for prolonging U.S. stay.
    It will be a better option for Mr Serajul Haq to ask his mentors to get away with Taliban Shura; under the nose of southern command.
    I will rather support if both countries are combed by UNO led forces.

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