BJP asks Central Govt. to urge US to stop financial aid to PakistanJanuary 11th, 2009 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Bhopal, Jan 11 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has asked the Central Government to urge US to stop financial aid to Pakistan, accusing Islamabad of supporting terror outfits. “I expect from the Indian Government, which considers US its strategic partner after the India-US civil nuclear deal, to urge America to stop providing economic aid to Pakistan, which is still proving it a two billion dollars aid per year,” BJP chief Rajnath told reporters here on Saturday.
Meanwhile, External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee said that New Delhi had enough evidence to support a statement made by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh earlier this week that “official agencies” in Pakistan were involved in the attack.
India has become increasingly frustrated at what it sees as Pakistan’’s failure to take strong action against those it blames for the Mumbai attacks.
Pakistan has rejected the Indian allegations.
Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani reiterated an offer that Pakistan would cooperate in investigations, but said its forces were ready to defend the country.
Islamabad said on Friday it had sent New Delhi a response to a dossier of evidence from the Mumbai attacks, but India’’s Foreign Ministry denied receiving any reply. (ANI)
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