Counterterrorism with ties on the mend, US, Pakistan planning joint anti-terrorist campaigns: Report
NEW YORK, Aug. 4 (APP): US and Pakistani officials are considering joint counterterrorism campaigns in Afghanistan and Pakistan, a major American newspaper reported Saturday, saying the move would mark an upturn in cooperation after more than a year of “rancorous” relations. “The campaigns would be intended to help stamp out major security threats facing each country, targeting what the US says are sanctuaries for the Haqqani network, and what Pakistan says are sanctuaries for the Pakistani Taliban in Afghanistan,” The Wall Street Journal said in a dispatch on the talks the ISI chief Lt Gen Zaheer Ul Islam had with his CIA counterpart David Petraeus as well as officials of the State Department and Pentagon.