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US to Pak: Act against Haqqani

world Updated: Jul 24, 2010 23:03 IST
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The US has said it wants Pakistan to implement UN curbs against three key financers who raised money for the Taliban and Haqqani network.

Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has said that the Indian and Pakistani troops from Siachen glacier should be pulled out, and the border conflict should be resolved amicably. Zardari said that India was spending $50 daily on each of its soldiers stationed at Siachen, while Rs. 50 each were being spent on Pakistani soldiers, which could instead be utilised for the development of both the countries.

The three were named by the United Nations Security Council early this week while the US Department of Treasury slapped sanctions on Gul Agha Ishakzai, head of the Taliban's financial commission; Amir Abdullah, former treasurer to senior Taliban leader Mullah Barader; and Nasiruddin Haqqani, an emissary for the Haqqani network, on Thursday.

"Pakistan, as a UN member, must implement this international action," the State Department said in a statement.