Pakistan offers to step up intelligence sharing with India

Gilani makes the offer through visiting US senator John Kerry

PTI | February 16, 2010


File photo of Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilan meeting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the sidelines of SAARC summit in Colombo in 2008.
File photo of Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilan meeting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the sidelines of SAARC summit in Colombo in 2008.

Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Tuesday offered to enhance cooperation with India in the field of intelligence to avert attacks like the Pune blast that could “further the agenda of terrorists” who were holding the bilateral ties “hostage“.

Gilani made the remarks during a meeting with visiting US senator John Kerry, the chairman of the powerful Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

He also expressed Pakistan’s “strong commitment to resolve all core issues between the two countries through peaceful means and composite dialogue.”

“The Prime Minister condoled the loss of lives in the recent terrorist incident in Pune and expressed his government’s readiness to enhance cooperation in intelligence fields with India to ward the possibility of any such untoward incident which could only further the agenda of terrorists,” said a statement issued by the prime minister’s House.

“Pakistan had made progress in bringing the perpetrators of the Mumbai incident to justice and was determined not to allow use of its soil for any terrorist activity against any of its neighbours,” Gilani said.

He said Pakistan stood by the joint declaration issued after his meeting with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at Sherm el-Sheikh in July last year.

Pakistan has “all along been calling for the resumption of dialogue but unfortunately it was the Indian side which had not found it feasible,” the statement quoted Gilani as saying.

Gilani said the Indian government “should realise that continuing (to be) impassive in negotiations between the two countries would only benefit the militants and terrorists who were holding the bilateral relations between the two countries hostage.”

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