Obama warning to Pakistan "will hurt Afghanistan"

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Posted: Oct 07, 2011 2:08 AM
Obama warning to Pakistan "will hurt Afghanistan"

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's warning to Islamabad over suspected ties to militants will hurt efforts to stabilize Afghanistan and fuel anti-Americanism, the chairman of Pakistan's Senate Foreign Affairs Committee said on Friday.

"This is not helping either the United States, Afghanistan or Pakistan," Salim Saifullah told Reuters. "There will be pressure on the (Pakistan) government to get out of this war," he said, referring to the U.S. war on militancy.

(Reporting by Augustine Anthony; Writing by Michael Georgy)