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Pakistan

Volume 455: debated on Wednesday 10 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports she has received of the government of Pakistan’s agreements with tribal leaders in North Waziristan. (112842)

We continue to receive reports of Taliban influence in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas. We share Pakistan’s concern about this. We continue to monitor the results of the peace agreement signed in September with tribal elders in North Waziristan Agency.

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment she has made of Taliban activity on the Afghan-Pakistan border. (112843)

We continue to receive reports of Taliban activity on the Afghan-Pakistan border. We remain in regular contact with both the Afghan and Pakistani Governments about this and share their concerns.