CAMPAIGN AGAINST TERRORISM: Pakistan - Pakistani Leader Orders Taliban to Close Their Consulate in Karachi
Ahmad, Munir, The Independent (London, England)
PAKISTAN HAS ordered the Taliban to close their consulate in Karachi, the country's Foreign Ministry announced yesterday.
But the Pakistani President, General Pervez Musharraf, said his government had "no intention" of breaking diplomatic relations with the Taliban regime, which is harbouring Osama bin Laden.
He said it was "essential" that these ties be maintained. The diplomatic ties provided "a useful diplomatic window", General Musharraf said in Paris, where he met Jacques Chirac, the French President, to discuss the US-led campaign against terrorism. "Diplomatic interaction is useful and fruitful and accepted by the coalition," he added.
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Publication information: Article title: CAMPAIGN AGAINST TERRORISM: Pakistan - Pakistani Leader Orders Taliban to Close Their Consulate in Karachi. Contributors: Ahmad, Munir - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: November 9, 2001. Page number: 7. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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