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Pakistan to decide soon over joining the U.S. led coalition against ISIS


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Pakistan to decide whether it’s military will join hands with the US-led coalition against the terror group ISIS.

According to media reports, in the coming days Pakistan will be deciding whether or not to join to join the U.S. led coalition against ISIS. Washington has already requested Pakistan to join in the US-backed international alliance fighting against the ultra-extremist Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.

Pakistan which is already grappling with terrorism and war against terrorism already waging witching its boundaries will be making a decision in the days to come as Pakistani Premier is scheduled to visit the U.S.

Pakistan government is in a sticky situation over how it should respond to Washington’s request to join its military alliance against the militant group. Pakistani PM Nawaz Shareef is expected to address the United Nations General Assembly session next week in New York.

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A senior government official stated on Sunday September 20, that “Pakistan is caught between the American demand and its own ongoing battle against the militants.” The Foreign Office spokesperson Qazi Khalilullah also confirmed that the US has asked for the alliance, “Details however are awaited,” he added.

The PM Secretariat officials revealed that Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Shareef and Prime Minister Nawaz Shareef would be discussing this week the US proposal along with other issues such as Taliban regrouping, al Qaeda and other militant groups sympathetic to the ISIS.