India: Indo-Pakistani Peace in Pakistan: The White House | India News

WASHINGTON: In the midst of the new peace openings of the government Imran Khan after the re-election of the prime minister Narendra Modi The White House made it clear to Pakistan that it was his. A lasting peace in South Asia was needed by putting terrorist groups out of business.
After his re-election, Mr. Khan wrote a second letter to Prime Minister Modi, stating that Pakistan wanted the talks with India to resolve all disputes, including over the Kashmir issue.
The Pakistani Prime Minister said talks between the two countries were the only way to help the two countries overcome poverty and that it was important to work together for regional development.
India rejected Pakistan's offer of talks, saying that terror and talks can not go hand in hand and said there was no bilateral meeting between the two prime ministers on the sidelines of the Cooperation Summit from Shanghai to Bishkek, capital of Kyrgyzstan, the 13-14 June.
"What the United States is really looking for in Pakistan is arrests and prosecutions, and they are not allowing these groups to operate freely, to acquire arms, to cross India, to carry out attacks," PTI told a senior White House official the week.
The United States is looking for lasting and irreversible measures to put an end to their operations, said the official who requested anonymity.
"Until these groups are shut down, it will be very difficult for India and Pakistan to achieve lasting peace. It is incumbent upon Pakistan to ensure that they repress these groups, "said a White House official in response to a question about the US assessment of Indo-Pakistan tension.
A senior State Department official said that following the Pulwama terrorist attack, the United States has seen Pakistan take initial action against designated terrorist organizations and take further steps to strengthen funding measures. the fight against terrorism.
"We welcome these measures," said the manager.
"We have always agreed that the underlying causes of the tensions between India and Pakistan should be addressed ... and the underlying tension was the role of terrorist forces taking refuge on Pakistani soil. We therefore certainly encourage the creation of an environment conducive to dialogue, "said the official.
Pakistan must take concrete steps to demonstrate that it is fighting the financing of terrorism and extremists on its territory, a senior State Department official told reporters last week.
Last June, the FATF put Pakistan on its watch list to push the country to end its support for militant groups.
In February, the FATF decided to maintain Pakistan's gray list for its inability to end funding for terrorist groups such as JeM, Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD). ).

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