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It is still unclear what the methods the Obama adminstration has used, but now the Pakistani forces have started hitting the right targets. Now there is bright chance for a victory against terrorism in Pakistan. Victory against terrorists in Pakistan means victory in the whole world. US President Barack Obama after securing victory against terrorism will use all his energies for saving the sinking economy of the world.

Though there are still deaths and destruction in various parts of Pakistan as the security forces has sped up operation against terrorists, but there is now hope for victory against terrorists. President Obama will visit Bajaur Agency, tribal areas situated on Pak-Afghan border for formally making an announcement that the world has secured a victory against terrorism. Then there will be peace and happiness all over the world. There are reports that the Obama administration has given a clear message to Pakistan to either control terrorism or leave the areas where the terrorists have been operating the training camps. There will be no denying the fact that the situation is still very serious as terrorists have been making last-ditch efforts for taking control of whole Pakistan.

The United States made it clear last week that it would attack the Taliban in Swat valley unless the Pakistani government stopped their advance.

A senior Pakistani official told The Times newspaper, the American government intervened after Taliban moved in Buner.

In Washington, officials feared that the country pivotal to the US war in Afghanistan and against Al Qaeda was succumbing to extremists.

“The implicit threat – if you don’t do it, we may have to – was always there,” said the official. He said that under American pressure, the ISI agency told the Taliban on Friday to withdraw from Buner.

However, the Taliban withdrawal was less than total.

The official said the ‘mortal threat’ remarks by Hillary Clinton, the US secretary of state, were “calculated to ramp up the pressure on Pakistan” to take action. She was one of several American political and military leaders to use unusually strong language about Pakistan’s failure to curb the Taliban. Others included Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, and General David Petraeus.

Husain Haqqani, the Pakistani ambassador in Washington, then accused the Obama administration of making it harder for his country to fight the Taliban.

“The US needs to relate its comments to the ground realities in Pakistan instead of the mood in Washington,” he said. “Most Pakistanis are not supportive of the Taliban way of life, but at the same time widespread anti-Americanism confuses many Pakistanis into having a conflicting view. We want to turn that view around but the US and its leaders must help us to do that.”

The Americans want the government to shift troops from the India-Pakistan border to meet the Taliban threat, The Times said.


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Muhammad Khurshid, a resident of Bajaur District, tribal areas situated on Pak-Afghan border is journalist by profession. He contributes articles and news stories to various online and print newspapers. His subject matter is terrorism. He is (more...)

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