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Pakistan welcomes US ban on TTP

Foreign Office spokesman Abdul Basit said that government of Pakistan welcomes US decision to designate the Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP), as a Foreign Terrorist Organization.

Addressing weekly briefing on Thursday Abdul Basit said that we welcome the US decision to declare TTP as a foreign terrorists organization adding that Pakistan had already ban this organization. He said that this decision would lead to positive impact.

He said government is making arrangements to hold a donors conference to ensure rehabilitation of flood affected people of the country adding that the world community had promised to provide $1 billion aid for flood affectees of the country.

Addressing weekly briefing on Thursday, he said that NGOs have also been playing a key role for the rehabilitation and relief operations in flood affected areas, however Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani has been misquoted related to his statement about functioning of NGOs in flood-hit areas.

He also informed the media that the world community has pledged to provide $ One billion aid for flood affectees in the country and the incumbent government has also decided to call a donors conference to accumulate donations for rehabilitation of flood-hit areas across the country.

Foreign Office spokesman also reiterated that Kashmir dispute would be settled according to the whims and desires of Kashmiri people adding, Pakistan had been still waiting for investigative reports on ‘Samjhota Express’ from India and urged India to speed up investigative process to probe ‘Samjhota Express’.

He also said that the world community has been coming forward to assist the flood-affected people in Pakistan and informed that ministerial level conference would be held on September 19 in New York and likewise conference of FoDP would be held on October 15 at Brussels to accumulate funds for flood affected people of Pakistan.

Responding to a query, he said that Pakistan is ready to send its investigative team to UK to probe match-fixing scam of Pakistan Cricket Team and Pakistani High Commissioner in Britain has not yet provided report on this issue.

He also said that with the cooperation of China work on flood-affected parts of Karakoram highway would be started soon.



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