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Will soon decide on proof of Indian links: Pak

Source: PTI
December 11, 2009 21:18 IST
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Pakistan will soon decide when and where to present the proof of India's alleged involvement in fomenting unrest in the country, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said on Friday.

"I had discussed this issue with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at Sharm el-Sheikh (in July).

"Our composite dialogue with India is yet to resume and whenever it starts, we will then decide on the appropriate forum to (present the evidence)," he told journalists at a hospital after visiting people injured in a suicide attack on a market in Lahore.

Replying to a question, Gilani said it would be "premature" to link India to recent terror attacks in Lahore "before a thorough investigation" is conducted.

Top Pakistani leaders, including Gilani and Interior Minister Rehman Malik, have alleged that India is fomenting unrest in Balochistan and the tribal areas. However, the government has not yet made public any evidence to back up its claims.

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said the evidence gathered so far is insufficient to "plausibly argue" Pakistan's case.

Gilani also said he had warned Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif that apart from Lahore, Rawalpindi and Multan cities are on the hit list of terrorists. He said the provincial government needed to take steps to protect these cities.

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