Pakistan's Commitment to Fighting Terrorism
January 12, 2002
President Bush welcomes President Musharraf's firm decision to stand against
terrorism and extremism and his commitment to the principle that no person or
organization will be allowed to indulge in terrorism as a means to further its
The President applauds President Musharraf's vision of Pakistan as a progressive
and modern state and his strong efforts to promote education and a better economic
future for his people.
Reaffirming Pakistan's role as a front-line state in the coalition against global
terrorism, President Musharraf unequivocally rejected terrorism, pledging to
take action against any Pakistani organization, group or individual involved
in terrorism within or outside Pakistan. He clearly stated that the solution
to Kashmir lies in peaceful means and dialogue. President Musharraf banned four
extremist organizations, including the two that have been accused of participating
in the attack on India's parliament, Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed.
President Bush welcomes President Musharraf's condemnation of the attacks on
the Indian Parliament and the Srinagar Legislature as terrorist acts and his
calls for the perpetrators to be brought to justice.