Pakistan unlikely to change policy on militants, says Husain Haqqani

Pakistan’s former ambassador to the United States, Husain Haqqani, has said that Prime Minister Imran Khan’s recent statement promising end of support to militant Jihadi groups is motivated by the fear of blacklisting by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and does not reflect a change of policy.

Speaking at a conference at Georgetown University, he observed that so far there is no evidence that the Khan government or Pakistan’s all-powerful military are dismantling Pakistan’s terrorist support infrastructure.

“There is little change in Pakistan’s attitude towards militancy, particularly the one directed against Afghanistan and India,” Haqqani said, pointing out that Pakistan failed to initiate any action against Jaish-e-Mohammed or its leader Read More

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