The Danger of Taliban Presence in Pakistan

April 7, 2011

STRASBOURG, France, April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The Members of the
European Parliament Johannes van Baaeln, Tanja Fajon, Carl Haglund, Alexander
Graf Lambsdorff and Krzysztof Lisek tabled a Written Declaration in the
European Parliament “on the danger of Taliban presence in Pakistan“. In this
declaration these members show their concern over the “Taliban infiltration
into Pakistani governmental structures, particularly the military,
intelligence and security establishments” and are requesting consequences.

The Polish Vice-Chairperson of the Security and Defence Committee

Krzysztof Lisek calls “on the [European] Commission to re-evaluate the size
and objectives of its financial aid package to Pakistan, depending on the
sincere efforts of the Pakistani Government to eradicate terrorist groups
operating on and from Pakistani soil”.

The Liberal Dutch Member of the Security and Defence- and of the Foreign
Affairs Committee Hans van Baalen calls “upon the Vice-President and High
Representative [ Catherine Ashton] to present, as a priority, an updated
Security Strategy for the European Union.”

The Social Democratic Slovenian Member of the Committee on Civil
Liberties Tanja Fajon agrees with Mr. van Baalen and in conjunction calls
“upon Catherine Ashton to appoint senior security experts to undertake a
thorough study of the security situation in the region.”

The Finish Liberal Carl Haglund additionally calls on Ms. Ashton to “make
sure that all EU operations and missions in the region are undertaken by
personnel trained and equipped for the possibility of CBRN terrorism
(chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear terrorism).”

Krzysztof Lisek stressed the importance of this declaration and promises
to continue his political fight against terrorist activities in Pakistan:
“Next I plan to host an event at the European Parliament about the dangers
stemming from the Baluchistan region for our European soldiers in

The final Declaration (WD 013/2011) can be found at

    Media Contact:
    Office of MEP Krzysztof Lisek
    Email: krzysztof.lisek@europarl.europa.eu
    Tel. : +32(0)2-28-45219

SOURCE Office of MEP Krzysztof Lisek

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