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    Pakistan, Russia to fight terrorism: Putin's envoy holds talks with Moinuddin Haider
    http://www.dawn.com/2000/09/27/top1.htm

    By Hasan Akhtar

    ISLAMABAD, Sept 26: Pakistan and Russia have agreed to conclude an extradition treaty and work in close cooperation with each other in the fight against terrorism, arms, narcotics trafficking and illegal immigration, says a foreign office statement.

    A formal agreement to this effect would be signed during Russian Interior Minister Vladimir Rushailo's forthcoming visit to Pakistan, it added.

    This was disclosed after a meeting between Russian president's special envoy Sergey Yasterzhembsky and Interior Minister Moinuddin Haider here on Tuesday afternoon.

    The interior minister briefed the envoy about the steps being taken by Pakistan to fight terrorism, drug trafficking, illegal immigration, and computerization of database.

    President Putin's envoy appreciated these steps and hoped that they would bring the desired results, the statement said.

    The interior minister said Pakistan attached great importance to its relations with Russian federation. He expressed Islamabad's desire to expand close mutual relations with Moscow in culture, technical and economic fields.

    He also sought Russian influence on India for a just and peaceful settlement of the Kashmir dispute to ensure durable peace in the South Asian region, the statement said.

    The Russian envoy proposed close contact between immigration officials and border security forces of the two countries to check illegal immigration.

    Mr Yasterzhembsky also met Foreign Minister Abdul Sattar and held wide ranging talks with him focussing on "bilateral relations and regional and global issues of common concern," officials said.

    The envoy, who arrived earlier on Tuesday on a two-day visit, is stated to have brought a message of President Putin for Chief Executive Gen Pervez Musharraf and to hold talks with the federal ministers and senior officials.

    The spokesman said that the discussions between Mr Sattar and Mr Yasterzhembsky covered a wide spectrum of issues of bilateral relations, regional situation, including the situation in Afghanistan and Central Asia, and international matters of mutual interest.

    The discussions also focussed on strengthening of bilateral relations in the field of trade, communication, scientific and technological cooperation, the statement said.

    The meetings were held in "a cordial and constructive atmosphere", the statement said. More official meetings were expected on Wednesday and the special envoy is likely to meet newsmen before leaving Islamabad.

    Agencies add: Mr Yasterzhembsky has been sent to follow up the discussions President Vladimir Putin and Gen Pervez Musharraf had in New York early this month on the sidelines of the United Nations Millennium Summit.

    Russia is watchful of Afghanistan's ruling Taliban militia, fearing a spillover impact of its ultra-fundamentalist ideology across the border in Central Asia. The fighting between the Taliban and its opponents has lately reached closer to the Tajikistan border.

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    It looks like India's speech at the UN Millenium summit has started bearing fruits, with Pakistan agreeing to fight terrorism. WHAT WILL BE THE FATE OF PAKISTAN NOW? WILL IT BE ABLE TO STOP TERRORISM? WILL OSAMA BIN LADEN, HM, LeT ALLOW THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE TO STOP MUSLIM MILITANTS TRAINED IN AFGHANISTAN, PAKISTAN & POK TO FIGHT AGAINST THE RUSSIANS IN CHEC***** & INDIA IN J&k.

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    Originally posted by pakistanigharib:


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    It looks like India's speech at the UN Millenium summit has started bearing fruits, with Pakistan agreeing to fight terrorism. WHAT WILL BE THE FATE OF PAKISTAN NOW? WILL IT BE ABLE TO STOP TERRORISM? WILL OSAMA BIN LADEN, HM, LeT ALLOW THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE TO STOP MUSLIM MILITANTS TRAINED IN AFGHANISTAN, PAKISTAN & POK TO FIGHT AGAINST THE RUSSIANS IN CHEC***** & INDIA IN J&k.

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      Originally posted by pakistanigharib:

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      It looks like India's speech at the UN Millenium summit has started bearing fruits, with Pakistan agreeing to fight terrorism. WHAT WILL BE THE FATE OF PAKISTAN NOW? WILL IT BE ABLE TO STOP TERRORISM? WILL OSAMA BIN LADEN, HM, LeT ALLOW THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE TO STOP MUSLIM MILITANTS TRAINED IN AFGHANISTAN, PAKISTAN & POK TO FIGHT AGAINST THE RUSSIANS IN CHEC***** & INDIA IN J&k.
      pakistanigharib......forget the pakistani terroriam.what about the indian terrorism in Kashmir. What about terrorist act of indian goverment against it own people like panjab, assam, tamil ???

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        #4
        You do not have to worry about Kashmir, Assam and Tamil, the terrorist will be sent back to Pakistan like the way we did in Kargil.

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          #5
          And then you will have to deal with only indians wanting freedom.
          With the mujahids out of Kashmir, india will have no right to commit genocide.
          And thus the world will see the indian army as it truly is in kashmir.
          Yes lets call the people back.

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          You can't fix stupid. So might as well troll them!

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            #6
            Originally posted by pakistanigharib:
            You do not have to worry about Kashmir, Assam and Tamil, the terrorist will be sent back to Pakistan like the way we did in Kargil.
            You send them to Pakistan and they will love to tell us where abouts are your terrorist training camps and who are your agents working in Sindh, Panjab, Kashmir.

            By the way how many of these people from Panjab, Assam and Tamil are killed as terrorist by you security forces every month ?

            India cant turned away from the truth that problem in Punjab, Assam, its ignorance and not Pakistan created problem.

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              #7
              The new PAK-Russian rapprochment is seriously worrying the Indian's who believe that Russia is forging ahead with a full partnership with Pakistan. And with the Taliban about to seize all of Afghanistan, Pakistan is poised to become a major power-broker in Central Asia.
              http://www.the-hindu.com/stories/03290000.htm

              Putin playing the Pakistan card?


              By C. Raja Mohan

              MOSCOW, SEPT. 28. In choosing to be the first Soviet or Russian supremo ever to visit Pakistan, President Vladimir Putin has set in motion a new phase in the Russian policy towards the subcontinent. The move could begin to unfreeze the historically one-sided Russian engagement of the archrivals in the subcontinent, India and Pakistan.

              In the last few days, the Russian media reports suggested that the recent visit to Pakistan by President Putin's special envoy, Mr. Sergey Yastrzhembsky, was not just about taking up the issue of terrorism which is of great concern to Russia now, but the first step towards a serious dialogue with Pakistan.

              Informed sources here say that the emerging thaw between Russia and Pakistan is unlikely to affect the depth and intensity of Indo-Russian cooperation, which will be marked with some fanfare next week when President Putin arrives in India. But there is no question that the international relations of the subcontinent are on the verge of a major transformation. The rapprochement between India and the United States, that was long the ally of Pakistan, is now being followed by a cautious overture by Russia, India's historic partner, towards Pakistan.

              And the vortex that is shaping the new fluidity in South Asia is Afghanistan. As the Taliban forces, backed by Pakistan, begin to consolidate their recent military gains in northern Afghanistan, a new great game with significant consequences is likely to unfold.

              President Putin's decision to dispatch a special envoy to Pakistan just days before arriving in India, will inevitably lead to some speculation in New Delhi about the changing direction of Russian policy towards the subcontinent. But there is confidence on the Indian side that the Indo-Russian relations are strong enough to withstand the new moves between Russia and Pakistan.

              The Russian Government is believed to have formally briefed the Indian side on Mr. Yastrzhembsky's visit to Pakistan both before and after the event. Mr.Yastrzhembsky's announcement in Islamabad yesterday that Pakistan had invited President Putin to visit Pakistan and that the Russian leader had accepted it followed a month of intensive diplomatic pas de deux over the last month. The Pakistani Chief Executive, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, had gone to great lengths at the United Nations to arrange a meeting with Mr. Putin, and since then the chief of Pakistani intelligence had visited Moscow.

              The new Russian engagement with Pakistan appears to be aimed at coping with the challenge from extremism and terrorism that Russia faces on its own territory, particularly in Chechnya, as well as in Central Asia which is part of Russia's extended security perimeter. Mr. Yastrzhembsky is President Putin's assistant on matters relating to Chechnya. Russia had in the past been a vocal critic of Pakistan's support for terrorism and Mr. Yastrzehmbsky had publicly threatened to bomb terrorist camps in Afghanistan.

              But now, as the Taliban senses total victory in Afghanistan, and the Central Asian States get nervous about their own stability, engaging Pakistan has become a major imperative for the security planners in the Kremlin, sources here say. In return for Pakistani cooperation on controlling the extremists and terrorists operating in Chechnya, Russia appears to be offering an improved relationship with Islamabad.

              There will be some concern in India that Pakistan's blackmail tactics are beginning to work in Moscow, and it will use the promise of controlling the extremist groups to extract political concessions from Russia in the subcontinent.

              President Putin is playing hard ball by insisting that his visit is contingent upon Pakistan's actions on the ground to help Moscow combat terrorism. India will closely watch the bargaining that has begun between Moscow and Islamabad.

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