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Do not listen to India on Pak: Pak Americans tell Obama admin

world Updated: Jan 27, 2009 15:39 IST
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Pakistani Americans, in a move to counter Indo-American groups active in lobbying in Washington, have floated a body, which has asked the Obama administration and US lawmakers not to listen to the demands of India.

Accusing Indian American groups of lobbying with Washington for putting pressure on Islamabad in the aftermath of the Mumbai attack, the Pakistani-American groups are telling the US that Islamabad has been a reliable ally in its war against terror.

Leaders of the newly formed Pakistan American National Alliance (PANA), at a press conference said Indian Americans were lobbying before the Congress and the Obama Administration asking them to exhort pressure on Pakistan for taking action against the terrorists involved in the Mumbai attack, and penalize Islamabad in case it fails to do so.

PANA, which includes six eminent Pakistani American organisations, announced its formation on the eve of some 150 Indian American leaders from various parts of the country converging in Washington to lobby before the Obama team and Congressmen to tell Pakistan to take action against the perpetrators of the Mumbai attack.

"As previous experience shows some of the terrorist acts by non-state actors are in fact complex, well planned and sophisticated as witnessed during the tragic events of 9/11 and embassy bombings in Africa.