To help us understand the Pakistani point of view of the Taliban insurgency and the government's reaction, we turn to Ambassador Munir Akram. Ambassador Akram was Pakistan's Ambassador to the United Nations from 2002-2008.
**UPDATE: Pakistani officials and international press outlets are reporting that Taliban militants have begun withdrawing from the Buner district.**
—Ambassador Munir Akram on U.S. involvement in Pakistan
Watch Secretary of State Clinton's comments on the situation in Pakistan below.