New Delhi: In wake of the escalating tension between Pakistan and India following the Kashmir unrest, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday urged Islamabad to push harder against extremists.
“It’s clear that Pakistan has work to do in order to push harder against its indigenous groups that are engaged in extremist terrorist activities. They (Pakistan) must work with us to help clear sanctuary of bad actors who are affecting not only India-Pakistan relationship but also our (U.S.) ability to achieve peace and stability in Afghanistan,” Kerry said while interacting with the students at IIT, Delhi.
Kerry said in fairness, Pakistan has suffered greatly from this terrorism in their own country.
“More than 50,000 people have been killed. As people define a great religion Islam in a way that doesn’t reflect that religion. They steal it, hijack it. We all have to work hard to get rid of this problem of these non-state actor disrupters who are the greatest challenge to all of us in the world today,” he added.
First Published | 31 August 2016 3:36 PM
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