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Pakistan offers help to India in probing attacks

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Islamabad, Nov 28, IRNA
Pakistan-India
Condemning the terrorist acts in Mumbai in the strongest possible terms, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Pakistan is ready to cooperate with India in launching a probe into the acts terrorism in Mumbai.

Speaking at the International Conference on Cooperative Development, Peace and security in South Asia and while talking to newspersons here Thursday, the Pakistan Foreign Minister said his heart goes out to families who have lost their near and dear ones in this tragic incident.

"I offer support and cooperation of the people and government of Pakistan to India in this difficult time. Pakistan and India have to collectively fight against extremism and terrorism in all its forms and manifestations."

He said, "Terrorism is not a local or regional phenomenon. This is a global issue and all civilized societies will have to join hands and pool in their resources to deal with this curse. Pakistan is dealing with this menace on daily basis."

After 9/11 the world had changed and it is facing challenges, he said and suggested that chiefs of intelligence agencies of both the countries and national security advisers should establish a hotline to exchange information.

He said President and Prime Minister of Pakistan have conveyed heartfelt sympathies of the people and government of Pakistan on this tragic incident.

He said both the countries have already established a mechanism to deal with terrorism and this system will be further strengthened.

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