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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan agreed in principle on Wednesday to launch a full-fledged military operation against the Taliban in North Waziristan, but candidly told the United States that the timing of the offensive would be decided by it.
“Pakistan is sincere and committed in combating terrorism and is ready to expand its anti-militancy operations to North Waziristan.
“However, for that we will require time to do the necessary shaping up. The operation will be started according to our own judgment,” a senior official told Dawn after US National Security Adviser Gen James Jones and CIA chief
... warning that any future attack on the US soil originating from here would have serious consequences...
Pakistan sought an increase in financial and development assistance. It told the US officials that the American aid should go simultaneously to different sectors...