Targets of presidential tour achieved: Husain Haqqani
stan's ambassador to the United States Husain Haqqani on Monday said President Asif Ali Zardari has achieved the targets of his US tour. In an interview with American news channel, he said the presidential tour has enhanced understanding between Pakistan and United States. Taliban are limited geographically and do not have the ability to overrun the state as he told the American viewers in a news channel interview that economic development and bolstering Islamabad's counter insurgency capability can effectively stem the Talibanization. The envoy called for understanding the Taliban challenges in the right perspective and not to confuse the situation obtaining in some northwestern areas with the ability of the state to protect its strategic assets. He said the counter insurgency operation of the military in Malakand has complete backing of the people. Creating suspicions on the issue will be equal to build misperceptions about the military, Haqqani said. The publication of concocted news items can destabilize any country and stability of Pakistan is the responsibility of the government as well as the nation, the envoy said.