September 30th, 2011
03:00 PM ET

Pakistan's foreign minister strongly denies Haqqani links

On GPS this week at 10a.m. ET/PT on CNN, Fareed Zakaria examines Washington’s most vexing foreign policy headache: Pakistan.

First, Admiral Michael Mullen, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff sits down for his final TV interview in uniform. Mullen steps down at 12:01am on Saturday. He tells Fareed  why he thinks Pakistan’s military has links with the deadly Haqqani group. Mullen also talks about the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. He explains why the debt is our biggest national security risk and describes his best day ever on the job?

What is Pakistan’s response? Fareed also speaks with Hina Rabbani Khar. She is Pakistan’s new Foreign Minister - the youngest person and first woman to hold that position. Below is an excerpt from the discussion where she strongly denies links between Pakistan's military and the Haqqani group.

Hina Rabbani Khar: We feel that public recrimination of any sort—of any sort at all is not the answer. We feel that we are allies in this effort - in this very, very large effort. This is very, very daunting. This is very challenging. And we seem very strongly, as I said before, that we need to engage more, rather than disengage. Public recrimination should not be the answer.

Fareed Zakaria: But clearly Admiral Mullen felt that his private conversations were not going anywhere. Otherwise he wouldn't have taken this very unusual step. I've known these things for years. Clearly, there is some level of frustration in the U.S. government at the fact that these ties continue, and seem to actually be directed increasingly at Americans.

Hina Rabbani Khar: We strongly deny that. We feel that this is completely incorrect. That this is what could be called, you know, a biased statement. We feel that we are the ones who have reacted the most. We are the ones who have sacrificed the most. We are the ones who are fighting it on the ground on the daily basis.

Catch that interview and more on GPS Sunday 10a.m. ET/PT on CNN.

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Topics: Afghanistan • Foreign Policy • Pakistan • Terrorism

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  1. Saba Siddiqui

    PAKISTANI ARMY ATROCITIES , 200000 WOMEN SUFFERED, NBC REPORT

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghsnpnnE8ro&w=640&h=390]

    October 4, 2011 at 9:52 am | Reply
  2. Saba Siddiqui

    200000 WOMEN OF BENGAL SUFFERED AS PAKISTANI TROOPS PLUNDERED THEM LIKE ANIMALS

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kn7azI_uxRo&w=640&h=390]

    October 4, 2011 at 9:56 am | Reply
  3. Ali dong fong

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixYtFurlo60&w=640&h=390]

    October 4, 2011 at 10:05 am | Reply
  4. Saba Siddiqui

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyTAzrP4r4M&w=640&h=390]

    October 4, 2011 at 10:05 am | Reply
  5. Ali dong fong

    SEE THE PROOF OF WORLD NO 1 PAKI ARMY.SO NO CHANCE NO MISTAKE GUYS

    October 4, 2011 at 10:08 am | Reply
    • Saba Siddiqui

      Worlds No 1 TERRORIST ARMY THAT HID BIN LADEN :(

      Worlds No 1 TERRORIST ARMY THAT ORCHESTRATED THE MUMBAI ATTACKS

      Worlds No 1 TERRORIST ARMY THAT HELPED HAQQANIS ATTACK US SOLDIERS

      Worlds No 1 TERRORIST ARMY THAT SURRENDERED WITH 90000 SOLDIERS BEFORE INDIA DURING 1971 WAR

      THAT WAS AN ACT OF BRAVERY INDEED :) :)

      October 4, 2011 at 10:13 am | Reply
  6. Ali dong fong

    SEE THE PROOF OF WORLD NO 1 PAKI ARMY.SO NO CHANCE NO MISTAKE AND NO MISADVENTURE WITH PAKISTAN

    THANKS

    October 4, 2011 at 10:10 am | Reply
    • Saba Siddiqui

      HA HA HA HA

      HA HA HA HA

      HA HA HA HA

      Laugh your ass out , ALI thinks worlds no1 army is Pakistani army

      perhaps he saw the ranking in DESCENDING ORDER, LOL :) :)

      October 4, 2011 at 10:28 am | Reply
  7. Saba Siddiqui

    Fareed Zakaria debates the PAKISTAN PROBLEM

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcRvj2E_UYk&w=640&h=390]

    October 4, 2011 at 10:10 am | Reply
    • Ali dong fong

      As a nation, India is geographically, culturally and politically trapped, isolated and encircled. Now that it has been cut off from rest of Asia, the Indians (unfortunately) have nowhere to go but into the ocean. A look at a map conveys the inevitability of this scenario. For India to survive, it has no choice but to have excellent relations with Pakistan. This is a matter of time. The question is whether Pakistan has a big heart to accommodate the very survival of India/Hindu race. Perhaps not this time around. Obviously India is eyeing some slivers of territory that would reduce this dependence but Pakistan’s nuclear carpet bombing capability has and will prevent this.

      Meanwhile, Pakistan “RISING” has established itself as part of a very dynamic regional paradigm amalgamating it geographically with Central Asia, Middle East and Europe. While also situated at the gateway to the Arabian Gulf, Pakistan also will gain access to the waters of the Caspian Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Black Sea, Arabian Sea, China Sea and the Pacific Ocean. This positions Pakistan at the crossroads to peace and prosperity in the world and economic well being as well as military clout.

      October 4, 2011 at 4:25 pm | Reply
  8. Saba Siddiqui

    To the people of America, Analysts say that ISI and CIA never trust each other

    so if ISI is lying so much then why PAY PAKISTAN 20 BILLION DOLLARS ?????

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02s2o7_4AsM&w=640&h=390]

    October 4, 2011 at 11:39 am | Reply
  9. Saba Siddiqui

    So is this little boy , Kiddo gonna come and solve all Pakistan's problems

    AS LONG AS ISI AND PAKI ARMY LIVE, PAKISTAN WILL EDGES CLOSER TO DESTRUCTION, IT WILL BE DEFUNCT ONE DAY

    October 4, 2011 at 1:10 pm | Reply
  10. Saba Siddiqui

    India has a GLOBAL AGENDA TO DESTROY TERRORISM FROM ITS ROOTS AND ITS ROOTS LIE IN PAKISTAN

    PAKISTAN IS LIKE A SNAKE THAT DRINKS THE MILK OF ITS PATRON AND SPEWS VENOM ON THE PATRON ( UNITED STATES)

    HEAD OF SUCH A SNAKE SHOULD BE CUT OFF

    October 4, 2011 at 1:32 pm | Reply
  11. Ali dong fong

    how extremist and frustrated she is. she or he is in a real extremist sate of mind pls feel her or his pain against Pakistan and help her to destroy Pakistan.so its getting clear that Indians are extremist mentally ,i am just pasting the real videos and defending Pakistan and she comes our as Indian extremist which i wana show the world. Pakistan is a peace loving country and fighting for world peace on other hand Indian is doing nothing for world peace. that's the real story. now class is dismissed miss saba.(a fanatic Hindu same like zionest)

    October 4, 2011 at 4:26 pm | Reply
    • Saba Siddiqui

      PAKISTAN IS NOT A PEACE LOVING COUNTRY , PAKISTAN STARTED ALL WARS WITH INDIA

      OH YES we wanna dissolve the concept of Pakistan AND send you and people like u to SAUDI ARABIA, THAT IS WHERE U BELONG

      [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WydQnXaxOJ4&w=640&h=390]

      and PAKISTAN LOST ALL WARS WITH INDIA

      [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZkYFl1NL5M&w=640&h=390]

      we cannot live with PAKI EXTREMISTS LIKE U'

      U AND OTHER PAKIS DON'T RESPECT ZIONISM AND HINDUISM

      SO DON'T EXPECT RESPECT FOR ISLAM

      October 4, 2011 at 4:39 pm | Reply
  12. Ali dong fong

    As a nation, India is geographically, culturally and politically trapped, isolated and encircled. Now that it has been cut off from rest of Asia, the Indians (unfortunately) have nowhere to go but into the ocean. A look at a map conveys the inevitability of this scenario. For India to survive, it has no choice but to have excellent relations with Pakistan. This is a matter of time. The question is whether Pakistan has a big heart to accommodate the very survival of India/Hindu race. Perhaps not this time around. Obviously India is eyeing some slivers of territory that would reduce this dependence but Pakistan’s nuclear carpet bombing capability has and will prevent this.

    HEY Meanwhile, Pakistan “RISING” has established itself as part of a very dynamic regional paradigm amalgamating it geographically with Central Asia, Middle East and Europe. While also situated at the gateway to the Arabian Gulf, Pakistan also will gain access to the waters of the Caspian Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Black Sea, Arabian Sea, China Sea and the Pacific Ocean. This positions Pakistan at the crossroads to peace and prosperity in the world and economic well being as well as military clout.

    October 4, 2011 at 4:27 pm | Reply
    • Saba Siddiqui

      "Pakistan has a big heart to accommodate the very survival of India/Hindu race"

      LOOK AT THE REAL EXTREMIST FACE OF THIS JIHADI CALLED ALI

      INDIA IS NOT ENCIRCLED BY HOSTILE NEIGHBORS, PAKISTAN IS

      INDIAS CULTURAL AND GEO POLITICAL INFLUENCE EXTENTS TO ALL CORNERS OF THE WORLD

      PAKISTANI TERRORISM EXTENDS TO THE WHOLE WORLD

      ali says "Meanwhile, Pakistan “RISING” has established itself as part of a very dynamic regional paradigm amalgamating it geographically "

      ha ha ha ha HE just copied that , he cannot write such bombastic language

      PAKISTAN HAS BEEN CONSISTENTLY BEEN RANKED A FAILED STATE

      [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJF6FsyaThI&w=640&h=390]

      [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBFym4IZsgo&w=640&h=390]

      October 4, 2011 at 4:35 pm | Reply
  13. David

    As a nation, India is geographically, culturally and politically trapped, isolated and encircled. Now that it has been cut off from rest of Asia, the Indians (unfortunately) have nowhere to go but into the ocean. A look at a map conveys the inevitability of this scenario. For India to survive, it has no choice but to have excellent relations with Pakistan. This is a matter of time. The question is whether Pakistan has a big heart to accommodate the very survival of India/Hindu race. Perhaps not this time around. Obviously India is eyeing some slivers of territory that would reduce this dependence but Pakistan’s nuclear carpet bombing capability has and will prevent this.

    Meanwhile, Pakistan “RISING” has established itself as part of a very dynamic regional paradigm amalgamating it geographically with Central Asia, Middle East and Europe. While also situated at the gateway to the Arabian Gulf, Pakistan also will gain access to the waters of the Caspian Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Black Sea, Arabian Sea, China Sea and the Pacific Ocean. This positions Pakistan at the crossroads to peace and prosperity in the world and economic well being as well as military clout.hey

    October 4, 2011 at 4:42 pm | Reply
    • Saba Siddiqui

      LIAR LIAR :( PAKI LIAR :( LIAR LIAR :( PAKI LIAR :(

      ALI JUST RENAMED HIMSELF AS "DAVID"

      "Pakistan has a big heart to accommodate the very survival of India/Hindu race"

      LOOK AT THE REAL EXTREMIST FACE OF THIS JIHADI CALLED ALI/DAVID

      INDIA IS NOT ENCIRCLED BY HOSTILE NEIGHBORS, PAKISTAN IS

      INDIAS CULTURAL AND GEO POLITICAL INFLUENCE EXTENTS TO ALL CORNERS OF THE WORLD

      PAKISTANI TERRORISM EXTENDS TO THE WHOLE WORLD

      ali says "Meanwhile, Pakistan “RISING” has established itself as part of a very dynamic regional paradigm amalgamating it geographically "

      ha ha ha ha HE just copied that , he cannot write such bombastic language

      PAKISTAN HAS BEEN CONSISTENTLY BEEN RANKED A FAILED STATE

      October 4, 2011 at 4:51 pm | Reply
  14. David

    jihad means to resist or struggle against his or her inner self in a positive sense, like not doing bad things not taking alcohol and so on.i dont know what miss saba is talking about ?coz she is only a Hindu fanatic , islam is a peaceful religion i had experience while living ten years in middle east i see nothing bad over there not even a single crime in saudi in a whole year.what the hell she is talking about?

    October 4, 2011 at 4:51 pm | Reply
  15. Saba Siddiqui

    NOT ONLY THE US , EVEN AFGHAN PRESIDENT BLAMES ISI AND PAKISTAN FOR ATTACKS ON AFGAN SOIL

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcfLi5Bwkbg&w=640&h=390]

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SB-zNkBoX_4&w=640&h=390]

    October 4, 2011 at 4:59 pm | Reply
    • David

      he is just a pa pit come with some thing more credible.he live half of his life in Pakistan so dont take him seriously.

      October 4, 2011 at 5:09 pm | Reply
    • Sachin Patel

      [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ujeR7cGjRI&w=420&h=315]

      October 5, 2011 at 6:37 pm | Reply
  16. Ali dong fong

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-15146327

    October 4, 2011 at 5:30 pm | Reply
  17. Combat Veteran

    WOW !!! She is GORGEOUS !!!!

    October 5, 2011 at 6:20 pm | Reply
  18. Sachin Patel

    Indian Cruelty lead to strike in Kashmir
    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ujeR7cGjRI&w=640&h=390]

    October 5, 2011 at 6:31 pm | Reply
  19. bluesquid

    The spin, the smear and the media, how nice is that.

    November 27, 2011 at 9:48 pm | Reply
  20. bluesquid

    With PR like this I am sure Pakistan is trilled with the USA. Yeah, call them names and that should make them change their minds.

    November 27, 2011 at 9:53 pm | Reply
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