Obama to pressurise Pak

deepak pace


Obama to pressurise Pak to dismantle terror camps

New York: The incoming Obama administration will put pressure on Pakistan to take strong action against terrorists as also their organisations and dismantle their training camps, a top US lawmaker has said.

Addressing a fund-raiser organised by the Indian community in Edison, New Jersey, Congressman Frank Pallone Junior, said the new US administration will put pressure on Pakistan to take strong action against terror groups and dismantle their training facilities.

He said the incoming administration would also help India to better face any future terrorist attack. This could include both intelligence sharing and supply of sophisticated equipment to ensure that the attacks, like the one in Mumbai, are not repeated.

Pallone, founder of Congressional Caucus on India and Indian-Americans, said the new Congress and the incoming administration are very sympathetic to India.

At present, he said, it looks that nobody is in command in Islamabad to carry forwards peace talks with India or even defuse the situation created by the recent terrorist attacks.

Pakistan, he said, must control the organisation which spread terrorism in the world.

The new administration would also ensure that the Indo-US Civilian Nuclear deal is completed to ensure energy independence for India, the influential Democratic lawmaker underlined.

Pallone said during the past month, he had attended several candlelight prayers to pay homage to Mumbai victims and was moved with the sympathy and solidarity of Indian Americans