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India, Afghanistan 'deliberately' trying to destabilise Balochistan, Musharraf told US
Former President Pervez Musharraf had asked the United States to intervene on alleged attempts of India and Afghanistan to destabilise Balochistan, according to a 2007 diplomatic cable released by whistle-blower website WikiLeaks.

US urged Pak against accepting Iran's concessional oil offer, providing it with foothold
The United States tried to influence Pakistan's policy with regard to Iran, US diplomatic cables unveiled by the whistle-blower website WikiLeaks have revealed.

Indo-Pak relations cannot be held "hostage" to Kashmir issue, Qureshi told Boucher
Former Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi told a top US official that Indo-Pak relations could not be held "hostage" to the Kashmir issue, a diplomatic cable unveiled by the whistle-blower website WikiLeaks has revealed.

Qureshi thanked US for convincing Musharraf to retire from Pak Army: WikiLeaks
Former Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi had thanked the United States for its efforts to convince former military ruler Pervez Musharraf to retire from the Pakistan Army, a diplomatic cable unveiled by the whistle-blower website WikiLeaks has revealed.

'Pak Army paid wages to terror group Lashkar-e-Toiba'
The Pakistan Army "paid wages" to terror organisation Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and sustained it, according to a diplomatic cable unveiled by whistle-blower website WikiLeaks.

WikiLeaks: Boucher, Menon disagreed on tactics regarding Pak elimination of LeT
India's National Security Adviser, Shiv Shankar Menon, and US Assistant Secretary of State for South Asian and Central Asian Affairs, Richard Boucher agreed that there was a need for Pakistan to eliminate the Lashkar-e-Toiba terror group, but differed on the tactics to be adopted for such an exercise.

Iran funding Afghan religious-political leaders, Taliban militants: WikiLeaks
Secret cables released by the whistleblower website 'WikiLeaks' have revealed that Iran is financing a number of Afghan religious and political leaders, grooming Afghan religious scholars, training Taliban militants and even influencing MPs in the country.

'Bush didn't oppose AQ Khan's release to keep Pak interested in war on terror'
While the Bush administration remained silent amid rumours that Pakistan was about to release disgraced nuclear scientist Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan from house arrest, a top US official urged Washington to 'strongly oppose' the move, a diplomatic cable unveiled by WikiLeaks has revealed.

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