Pakistani PM Gilani would help India to find ‘the hidden hands behind these attacks’.
Pakistani Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Reza Gilani
Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, has pledged Islamabad would help India to find ‘the hidden hands behind these attacks’.
During an address to heads of European Union missions in Pakistan, Gilani said he had assured Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of Pakistan’s ‘complete co-operation’ in launching a probe into Mumbai attacks.
We are prepared to engage India closely to expose the hidden hands behind these attacks. While the terrorists may try to derail the peace process between Pakistan and India, we should not allow them to succeed, he said.
Earlier in the day, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief Lieutenant-General Ahmed Shujaa Pasha, briefed Gilani on the prevailing security situation in the country, according to a brief statement from the prime minister’s office.
India has blamed Pakistani based militants for the three-day rampage in its financial capital last week that killed 171 people.
Gilani also urged the EU to give Pakistan greater market access to compensate the sacrifices Pakistan has done on war on terror.
He said Pakistan had paid a ‘huge human, social and economic cost’ in the war on terror. He said that according to estimates, Pakistan’s economy was losing USD 6b a year, and the budgetary allocation to counter terrorism also affected development in the country.
He said the Pakistan’s cooperation in the war on terror had led to ‘massive unemployment’ and displacement of people, and increased crime rates.