Pak rejects US, NATO demand to launch operation in NW

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan once again has rejected US and NATO demand for launching operation against militants in North Waziristan and cabinet defence committee has also left it to the army to take any decision with regard to operation.

Government and defence sources told Online that there was no substance in the reports that army had been sent from Swat to North Waziristan. However army had been re-adjusted.

Sources told secretary defence and foreign secretary gave briefing to the defence secretary that US and its allies were mounting pressure to conduct operation against Haqqani net work as prospects were there about the presence of central leadership of Al-Qaeda in North Waziristan. However Pakistan would not give in to any pressure on this count.

During defence committee meeting military leadership was fully mandated to determine the time in connection with operation in North Waziristan.

On the other side army has made it clear that neither any decision has been taken to carry out any operation in North Waziristan nor army has been relocated to North Waziristan from Swat.

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