The United states has said that until militants groups are put out of business, it’s going to be very difficult for India and Pakistan to achieve a sustained peace.
The white house has urged Pakistan to take “sustained and irreversible steps” to improve ties with India by enhancing its efforts to eradicate militancy from the region.
According to Dawn, a White House official made these remarks while talking to Indian journalists in Washington this week
According to the report the United States expects Pakistan to arrest and prosecute those involved in terrorist activities and to prevent militants from “moving around freely, acquiring weapons and crossing into India to carry out attacks”, the Dawn reported.
The White House official also said that Washington was “looking for sustained and irreversible steps that shut down militant operations”.
A senior State Department official said earlier that after the Pulwama attack, Pakistan had taken some actions against designated ‘terrorist’ organisations. Pakistan also had taken some concrete steps to counter terrorism financing, he added. “We welcome those steps.”
He stressed the need for addressing the underlying causes of tensions between India and Pakistan, adding that militant activities played a major role in increasing tensions between the two neighbours.
“So, we certainly encourage the creation of an environment that will lead to a dialogue,” he said.