Wired PR News — As the contest for the white house seat heats up Pakistan is focused on its goal. It says that the leaders whether Democrats or Republicans must halt the attacks on insurgents in Northwest Pakistan.
Yousuf Raza Gilani while talking to the visiting U.S. Gen. David Petraeus said that anti American sentiments were being flared by the missile attacks. According to Yousuf Raza Gilani the general “looked convinced” of the need to have peace but could not guarantee the end of the attacks.
Gilani was concerned at the deteriorating relations between the two countries and stressed the need for the new leader to make amends. A new policy to deal with the militant threat in the nuclear-armed Pakistan was the need of the hour .In any case the truce between the two countries after Sept 11, 2001 has been an uneasy one..
“No matter who the president of America will be, if he doesn’t respect the sovereignty and integrity of Pakistan … anti-America sentiments and anti-West sentiment will be there,” said Gilani while commenting on the Washington, Islamabad relations.
In the last two months there have been more than 17 strikes on militant targets on Pakistan’s lawless side of the Afghan border. Since Pakistan is unable to deal with the threat it is perceived that the US is taking over.