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Pak-India tension benefiting terrorists: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has said that only the enemies of peace process between India and Pakistan and terrorist elements have benefited with the escalation of tensions in the region in the aftermath of Mumbai terrorist attacks. The Prime Minister expressed these views in a meeting with the visiting British Prime Minister, Mr. Gordon Brown, at the PM’s House on Sunday.

Both leaders reviewed the overall bilateral relations and the regional situation. The Prime Minister apprised his British counterpart of the initiatives taken by his government to defuse the situation and assist the Indian government in investigation of the Mumbai tragedy. While briefing the British Prime Minister on the measures taken by the government of Pakistan to fulfill its international obligations under UNSC resolution, he reiterated that Pakistan will not allow anyone to use its soil for activities detrimental to any other country.

The Prime Minister expressed his country’s determination to continue playing the pivotal role in combating terrorism and urged the British Prime Minister to help build the capability of Pakistan’s law enforcement agencies (LEA) enabling them to confront this challenge effectively. He said that Drones attacks on Pakistan’s territory by the US forces, in fact ran counter to Pakistan’s efforts to isolate the extremists from the local population as every Drone attack helped strengthen the cause of terrorists.

The Prime Minister emphasized that a peaceful and stable Afghanistan is in the interest of Pakistan. While recalling his series of meetings with the Afghan President at various fora, the Prime Minister said his government, right from its inception, had taken numerous initiatives to promote bilateral ties between the two countries and is committed to assist Afghanistan for restoration of peace, there.

The British Prime Minister while acknowledging Pakistan’s contributions promised his government’s complete support for adequately equipping its LEAs. He also agreed with the Prime Minister’s views on intrinsic linkage of Pakistan’s role in facing the challenge of terrorism on its economy and assured him of Britain’s continued support to overcome its economic difficulties.

Prime Minister Brown also reaffirmed British commitment to promote the democratic institutions in Pakistan and commended government of Pakistan’s efforts in this regard. -SANA

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  • There is a great difference between Pak-Ind Politics Because Pak 60 Years Independent 30 years were gone with Marshal Laws and Army Captured So On
    In 60 years IND-PAK Tension and friend ships are both Included. This is summary of last 60 Years. Coming today now is great tension between Pakistan and India Because Of Mumbai Terror Attacks These Attacks at Taj Hotel Mumbai on26-11-2008 India Blame on Pakistan That Pakistan Involved in these attacks and these attacks planning in Pakistan. But Pakistan rejected these blames and Says Indian government is playing number game for Elections2009. But it is a long story to read so now Pak-Ind Tension start. After the Mumbai attacks also one attack in Pakistan Liberty Attack In these attacks some proves which’s included India. But Now USA and other parts of world trying to Friendship between these two countries. So that is the summary of Pakistani politics.
    Indian Politics story is so different to Pakistan India is a champion of Democracy in the world and army did not included in the politics. In 60 years IND-PAK Tension and friend ships are both Included. This is summary of last 60 Years. Coming today now is great tension between Pakistan and India Because Of Mumbai Terror Attacks These Attacks at Taj Hotel Mumbai on26-11-2008 India Blame on Pakistan That Pakistan Involved in these attacks and these attacks planning in Pakistan. But it is a long story to read so now Pak-Ind Tension start. But Now USA and other parts of world trying to Friendship between these two countries. So that is the Summary of Indian Politics.