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International Terrorism

Volume 486: debated on Wednesday 14 January 2009

17. To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the extent to which international terrorist activity is linked to extremist activity in Pakistan; and if he will make a statement. (246491)

Those who suffer most from violent extremism in Pakistan are ordinary Pakistanis. However, violent extremism in Pakistan, particularly from global terrorist groups such as al-Qaeda that take haven in the tribal areas, is also a threat to the UK and others. Pakistan is a key ally in defeating these groups.