WASHINGTON: Fighting terrorism in Pakistan is an unfinished business and the United States is not walking away from this responsibility, says the outgoing US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Addressing a global audience via a satellite link, she insisted that improving ties between India and Pakistan was the best way of defeating terrorism in that region.

The issue of Pakistan-based terrorists was raised by an Indian journalist, Burkha Dutt, who reminded Secretary Clinton that when she addressed a town hall meeting in Kolkata, she promised to do her best to defeat terrorism in Pakistan.

Mrs Clinton noted that the efforts that both Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and President Asif Ali Zardari had made to improve communication, business, trade and commerce between their countries would also help create “a more receptive environment” for dealing with these serious threats.

“So of course, I’m not satisfied. As I told you in Kolkata, I believe going after terrorism is an obligation of every country, everywhere, every sensible person. We can have disagreements, but they cannot be in any way using violence or condoning the use of violence,” said the top US diplomat.

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