Pakistan not to hand over its citizens to India

December 12th, 2008 - 10:34 pm ICT by ANI  

Islamabad, Dec. 12 (ANI) Pakistan will not hand over any of its national to India or to any other country. This was decided at a meeting of Pakistans President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani here today.
According to a statement issued from Aiwan-e-Sadr, the President and PM exchanged views on current situation in the country, The News reported.
Pak Information and Broadcasting Sherry Rehman was also present in the meeting.
Sources of Presidency told Geo News correspondent that the matters concerning Pak-India tension, action against banned outfits and its possible reaction came under discussion at the meeting besides overall situation in the country.
The President and Prime Minister agreed that Pakistan will itself take action against the militants according to the laws of the country.
Pakistan itself has been a target of terrorism and therefore any of its action is not being taken under any kind of pressure, The News quoted, they saying.
The meeting also decided to intensify security across the country in view of any reaction to the recent action by the government against banned outfits.
Earlier, Pakistan pressed India to share evidence from the Mumbai attacks, warning that any effort to prosecute key suspects rounded up in Pakistan will be hamstrung without it.
Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that Pakistan firmly believed that its territory should not be used to commit any act of terrorism, Dawn reported.
“However, our own investigations cannot proceed beyond a certain point without provision of credible information and evidence pertaining to Mumbai attacks,” Qureshi said in a televised statement.
Indian authorities have released what they said were the names and Pakistani hometowns of the 10 gunmen who assailed India’’s commercial capital over three days.
Indian investigators alleged that the gunmen were trained in camps in Pakistan after interrogating the lone gunman captured alive.
Pakistan insists that its own investigation has had to rely on Indian news reports due to the lack of information coming from authorities. (ANI)

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