Progress made but long way to go in Pakistan: US

The United States on Tuesday said that there has been "some progress" in the war against terrorism in Pakistan, but there is still a long way to go to eliminate the threat from extremists groups.
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Updated on Jun 30, 2009 01:48 PM IST
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PTI | By Lalit K Jha, Washington

The United States on Tuesday said that there has been "some progress" in the war against terrorism in Pakistan, but there is still a long way to go to eliminate the threat from extremists groups.

"I think we have seen some progress," White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters at his daily press briefing.

"I think there seems to be, I think the events that have happened in Pakistan over the past several weeks have united many in the cause against extremism," he said.

"We obviously have a long way to go, but I think the administration believes that we are making important progress on that front," Gibbs said.

Replying to a question, Gibbs said the Obama Administration would like to see Osama bin Laden captured and brought to justice.

"I think, as I have said before, our policy is broader than one person or one individual. I think (National Security Advisor) General (James) Jones visited Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India over the course of the past week and spent time talking with the President on that issue as well as Honduras (on Sunday)," Gibbs said.

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