Pakistan: Poll Shows Support For Negotiating With Militants




 
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Pakistan: Poll Shows Support For Negotiating With Militants
 
June 21st, 2008  
Team Infidel
 
 

Topic: Pakistan: Poll Shows Support For Negotiating With Militants


Pakistan: Poll Shows Support For Negotiating With Militants
New York Times
June 21, 2008
Pg. 8
By Associated Press
Pakistanis favor negotiating with Taliban militants rather than fighting them and they hold the United States most responsible for violence in the country, according to a new poll. It was conducted by Terror Free Tomorrow, a Washington-based nonprofit group that studies extremism and helps form policies to counter it. The poll showed strong public support for Pakistanís new policy of seeking peace with Islamic militants despite American concerns that a letup in military pressure will allow the Taliban and Al Qaeda to operate freely in the tribal regions along the Afghan border. Three-quarters of respondents said they wanted President Pervez Musharraf to resign or be impeached. The poll surveyed 1,306 adult Pakistanis in interviews between May 25 and June 1. The margin of sampling error was plus or minus three percentage points.
 


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