Manmohan Singh asks Pakistan to take concrete steps to fight terrorism

March 24th, 2009 - 7:55 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Mar 24 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday urged Pakistan to take concrete steps to fight terrorism and bring perpetrators of the Mumbai terror attacks to justice.

We expect Pakistan to bring all the culprits to justice. We have made important diplomatic efforts, which have succeeded so far. For the first time, Pakistan has admitted that its own citizens have been involved in these horrible acts. We expect Islamabad to take the next sequential steps and ensure that justice is done and the culprits are punished. I cant say that I am fully satisfied with the way the process is moving, but we still believe that diplomacy should be given a chance. No purpose is served by promoting war hysteria, Singh told reporters here.

Earlier in March, India replied to the 30 questions raised by Pakistan over last Novembers Mumbai attacks. Pakistan raised the questions in response to a dossier of evidence provided by India. India said the dossier pointed to Pakistan-based militants being behind the attacks that killed 166 people in Mumbai. (ANI)

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