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09 Sep 2006 description

By Qudssia Akhlaque

ISLAMABAD, Sept 9: Pakistan on Saturday announced its decision to dispatch its contingent to Lebanon exclusively on a de-mining mission in response to appeals for humanitarian assistance by the Lebanese leadership and the OIC secretary-general.

"In view of the appeals made by the leadership and in view of the continued threat of explosive devices faced by the Lebanese people, the government has decided to send a contingent of Pakistani personnel for the exclusive purpose of de-mining," the Foreign Office said.

"This decision of the government is …