Islamabad, Simply re-opening NATO supply routes will not help the U.S. achieve its aims in Afghanistan until and unless it addresses the main problem of continuing Pakistani support for terror groups like the Taliban and Haqqani network, an expert has warned.
Islamabad has decided to re-open the supply routes following an apology issued by the Obama administration over the Salala incdent in which US troops ‘mistakenly’ killed 24 Pakistan soldiers.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton issued a carefully worded statement on Tuesday that was direct in its apology for the December 2012 attack.
“We are sorry for the losses suffered by the Pakistani military,” Secretary Clinton said, using the S-word that President Obama had until now refused to use over the incident, as Pakistan had demanded.
According to The Christian Science Monitor, Lisa Curtis, a South Asia expert at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, has, however, claimed that the resumption of NATO supply routes is not enough for America to achieve its objectives in the war-torn Afhnaistan.
“Merely re-opening the supply routes will not help the US achieve its objectives in Afghanistan because it does not address the fundamental problem of continuing Pakistani support for the Taliban and Haqqani network that are killing US and coalition forces on a daily basis in Afghanistan,” Curtis said.
“Pakistan has never explained – let alone apologized – for its lack of action against the enemies of the US that find sanctuary on its soil,” she added.