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Pakistans statsminister Yusuf Reza Gilani sa han var blitt misforstått: offensiven mot Taliban og Al Qaida i Sør-Waziristan fortsetter likevel. USA ønsker at Pakistan skal ta et oppgjør med opprørerne, å avblåse kampanjen hadde neppe falt i god jord i Washington.

n televised comments from the eastern city of Lahore, Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani told reporters the military operation in South Waziristan had concluded and that the army may now shift focus to the Orakzai tribal region where militants are believed to have fled.

But Gilani later said though the army had captured Taliban strongholds in South Waziristan, the offensive had not yet ended.

«I may have said it in a different context,» he told reporters in the city of Karachi in comments broadcast live by state-run television.

«Our army operation in South Waziristan is going on quite successfully … and I can’t tell any timeline (for its conclusion).»

Forholdene i Pakistan virker kaotiske, også blant ledelsen. Regjeringen virker ikke å kunne diktere hæren eller sikkerhetstjenesten ISI.

Pakistan PM backtracks on Waziristan remarks

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