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Pak wants to discuss India's 'involvement in terror acts'

November 07, 2009 12:25 IST

Pakistan will soon discuss the issue of India's alleged involvement in terror activities inside its geographical boundaries with New Delhi, Foreign Office spokesman Abdul Basit has said.

Reiterating that the security forces have recovered Indian arms and ammunitions during search operations in South Waziristan, where the military is engaged in an intense battle with the Taliban, Basit blamed India for not taking Islamabad's commitments against terrorism seriously.

"India is the only country that does not acknowledge our services in terror elimination. That is indeed unfortunate. India immediately starts blaming Pakistan whenever a terrorist attack happens on their soil," The Daily Times quoted Basit as saying.

This is the second time in the last two days when Pakistan has raked up the issue of India's alleged hand in terror activities inside its territory.

On Friday, the Pakistan Foreign Office had said that New Delhi must explain its role in promoting terrorism in the country.

Responding to Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao's remarks, the Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson had said, "India must explain its own conduct in sponsoring and abetting terrorism and militancy in our region."

While India has rubbished claims about being involved in fanning insurgency in the neighbouring country, Pakistan maintains that is has credible evidence regarding New Delhi's hand in terror activities across the country, particularly in the lawless tribal areas and Balochistan.

United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who visited Pakistan recently, had also clarified that there was not sufficient evidence to prove India's involvement in terror activities inside Pakistan's territory.

Source: ANI