The Danger of Taliban Presence in Pakistan

By Office Of Mep Krzysztof Lisek, PRNE
Wednesday, April 6, 2011

STRASBOURG, France, April 7, 2011 - 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

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

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