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Pakistan threatens to pull back troops from Afghan border

Islamabad, Jul 12, (PTI): Tuesday, July 12, 2011 –> Pakistan today threatened to pull back its troops from the border with Afghanistan, as Defence Minister Chaudhry Ahmad Mukhtar said his country could not afford to keep forces deployed there following the suspension of US military assistance. Reacting to the Obama Administration’s decision to suspend USD 800 million aid to Pakistan, Mukhtar said this would force the country to pull back troops from nearly 1,100 check posts set up along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. The…