Richard Boucher

Mumbai attackers linked to Pakistan: Boucher

Richard BoucherIslamabad/ New Delhi, Jan. 7 : United States Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, Richard Boucher, on Wednesday said those involved in the Mumbai terror attacks have links in Pakistan.

The latest statement from the US has supported India''s view, which describes the involvement of Pakistan-based terror outfits in Mumbai terror attacks.

Boucher, who engaged the Pakistani leadership on this issue at length, reiterated that whoever was involved in this, needs to be held responsible.

Richard Boucher to visit Pakistan

Richard Boucher to visit PakistanLahore, Jan. 4 : The US Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia affairs, Richard Boucher, is expected to arrive in Pakistan on Monday as part of Washington's efforts to defuse tension between India and Pakistan following the Mumbai terror attacks.

Boucher's visit to Pakistan is aimed at removing the threat of war in South Asia, irrupted after the Mumbai attacks. He is also scheduled to discuss the war on terror and bilateral issues with the Pakistani leadership, the Daily Times reported.

Boucher says new Pak govt is “determined” in fight against terror

Richard BoucherWashington, Nov 11 : US Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia Richard Boucher has reportedly said that the US has seen a lot of real determination in the new Pakistani government to fight terrorism.

“Pakistanis were focused on how to deal with violent extremism,” the Daily Times quoted Boucher as saying after his last week’s visit to Pakistan and Afghanistan.

He said that Washington’s goal was to work with Pakistan and Afghanistan in dealing with the common threat in their border region.

US: Military action, not talks, to deal with militancy in Pakistan

US: Military action, not talks, to deal with militancy in Pakistan Islamabad - A senior US diplomat said on Monday that only harsh military means would solve the problem of rising Islamist militancy in Pakistan, as security forces killed at least 20 people in the north-west part of the country.

Zardari to Boucher: Afghan drug dealers funding terrorists in FATA

Pakistan President Asif Ali ZardariIslamabad/Peshawar, Oct 20 : Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has told US Assistant Secretary of State for Central and South Asian Affairs Richard Boucher that Afghan drug dealers are funding terrorists in Pakistan''s tribal areas.

The above statement was made when both leaders met and discussed ''bilateral affairs'' during a ''courtesy call''.

Zardari also informed that Pakistan had stopped Afghan drug dealers from using its territory for smuggling, which was why they had funded terror activities in Pakistan.

Pak has some ‘very dangerous people’ holed up in FATA: Richard Boucher

Richard BoucherWashington, Oct 10: US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Richard Boucher has said that ‘very dangerous things’ are happening in Pakistan and some ‘very dangerous people are holed up in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA),’ but that does not mean Pakistan as a nation is in danger.

Boucher expressed confidence in the future of democracy in Pakistan and in the new government’s willingness to fight extremism.