Pakistan says will continue anti-terror war
IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency
Islamabad, Sept. 11,IRNA -- Pakistan Sunday used its message on the tenth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks to declare that it would back the world community to fight terrorism till its elimination.
Pakistan had joined the US-led international coalition shortly after the 9/11 attacks and supported the US military operation against the Taliban in Afghanistan.
Taliban militants had launched a bloody campaign against Pakistani forces when they launched operations in the tribal regions against al-Qaeda and Taliban, who had fled Afghanistan due to the US military operation.
Pakistani leaders said that the country has lost 35,000 people and suffered nearly 65 billion dollars in the war on terror over the past 10 years.
“As a country that has been severely affected by terrorism, we reaffirm our national resolve to strengthen international cooperation for the elimination of terrorism,” the Pakistani Foreign Ministry said.
“Pakistan joins the people of the United States and of the world in honoring the memory of all those who lost their lives on 11 September, as well as those who have been victims of terrorism around the world,” a Foreign Ministry statement said.
The statement said it is also appropriate that today the global community renew its commitment to uphold the noble ideals of tolerance, humanity, brotherhood and friendship amongst all peoples and its determination to work for creating a better world, it said.
Pakistan has not officially organized any function to commemorate the 10th anniversary of September 11 attacks. The US embassy in Islamabad had organized a function on saturday where the US embassy staff remembered those killed in the attacks.
Islamic Republic News Agency/IRNA NewsCode: 30559181
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