Pakistan must dismantle terror set up for peace process, says Krishna

May 29th, 2009 - 11:36 pm ICT by ANI  

Bangalore, May 29 (ANI): External Affairs minister S.M.Krishna on Friday said that peace process with Pakistan could only resume if Pakistan dismantled terror aiding set-ups functioning on its soil.

Addressing media persons here, Krishna said Pakistan is expected to take certain step to show India and the rest of the world that it is actually serious about fighting terrorism.

“Pakistan has to take certain steps to convey India as well as the outside world that they are serious to fight terror. The first thing that they (Pakistani authorities) have to do is to dismantle the terrorist infrastructure that has been built up in Pakistan, on Pakistan soil. I think that will be the first induction of their seriousness. Then only I can think in terms of continuing the dialogue which has been halted after 26/11,” said S M Krishna.

It may be recalled that India had ruled out talks with Pakistan unless it acts against militants and their network which carried out attacks on Mumbai in November last.

On its part, Pakistan had responded by contending that it detained some suspects and sought more evidence from New Delhi for any further action.

The assault on Mumbai had raised tensions between nuclear rivals India and Pakistan. (ANI)

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