Pak ready to take on LeT terror camps if India provides ‘exact’ details : FOApril 23rd, 2010 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr.23 (ANI): Pakistan has asked India to provide exact details of terror training camps being run on its soil by banned extremist groups like the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), so that it can demolish them.
Interacting with a visiting Indian media delegation, Foreign Office (FO) spokesperson Abdul Basit said New Delhi must provide details of the 42 terror training camps that it claims functions across the Line of Control (LoC), adding that Islamabad has already banned the LeT.
“We are telling them to tell us where these camps are, if you know about them tell us, but when we ask them for details, they don’t come up with any,” Basit said.
Referring to remarks from the Indian leadership that Pakistan based militants are on the lookout for another Mumbai type attack, he said information regarding any such activity must be shared with Islamabad to enable it to take action on time.
“When the Indian Prime Minister or Home Minister says so, they must be saying it on the basis of some information. Share that with us, so that we can pre-empt. Our request is to share any information, intelligence about it to enable us to take action,” The Daily Times quoted Basit, as saying.
He said India and Pakistan should work together to eliminate terrorism from the region rather than blaming each other for the menace, and added that Pakistan does not have any evidence of linkages between the Al Qaeda and the LeT.
Basit was hopeful of a meeting between Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and with his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani on the sidelines of the forthcoming South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit in Bhutan, which is scheduled to be held on April 28 -29.
He said the ‘likely’ meeting could help in reviving the stalled composite dialogue between both countries.
“Bhutan is not yet a missed opportunity. We still have time and we are in touch diplomatically. However, no formal meeting has been planned yet,” Basit said. (ANI)
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