Manmohan asks Gilani to send ISI chief to India: report

November 28th, 2008 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS  

Manmohan SinghIslamabad, Nov 28 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday requested his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani to send the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief to India for exchange of information in connection with the Mumbai terror attack, a television report said.The GEO TV report said the request was made when Gilani called Manmohan Singh Friday morning. However, there was no official word on it.

Indian authorities have said the terrorists, who struck at 10 places in Mumbai Wednesday night and were still holding hostages Friday, had come from Pakistan.

An official statement said Gilani called Manmohan Singh and expressed profound grief over the loss of lives in the wake of the terror attack that has left at least 125 people dead.

Gilani strongly denounced the acts of terrorism in Mumbai and assured the Indian prime minister of his full cooperation.

“On behalf of the people and the government of Pakistan, I wish to express our deep shock and sorrow at last night’s terrorist attacks in Mumbai,” he said.

Gilani said Pakistan was also a victim of terrorism and extended his government’s full support to jointly combat extremism and terrorism, according to the statement.

He appreciated the fact that the Indian prime minister was the first to telephone him after the blast at the Marriott hotel last month.

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