Pakistan an international migraine, says Albright
NEW DELHI PAKISTAN continues to be an ‘international migraine’ with a combination of problems like extremism, poverty and a weak government plaguing the country, and the US is in a difficult position to resolve this, former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said on Friday.
“Pakistan continues to be an international migraine. It has poverty, extremism, issues of nuclear non-proliferation and a weak government.
It needs to learn how to deal with extremism and the issue of nuclear non-proliferation.
The US is in a difficult situation to resolve this.
It is central to many problems,” she said.
She briefly touched upon the difficult phase of the USPak relations and said Pakistan should focus more on countering terrorism that would bring peace to the region and the world.
Highly critical of the United Nations, the former US official said the world body needs to made more functional and responsible.
“My father was a Czechoslovakian diplomat and was working in the UN.
He was on the panel on Jammu and Kashmir. I am getting older, but the Kashmir issue is still not resolved,” she said in a lighter vein.