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Pak turmoil: PM reviews situation at CCS

delhi Updated: Mar 12, 2009 15:28 IST
Pak turmoil: PM reviews situation at CCS

With Pakistan plunging into political turmoil, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday took stock of the situation at the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS), which he chaired for the first time since his bypass surgery about seven weeks back.

The CCS assessed the implications of political instability in Pakistan, particularly on cross-border terrorism which affects India directly, sources said.

The meeting was also attended by External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee, Defence Minister AK Antony and Home Minister P Chidambaram.

Pakistan is witnessing political crisis leading to speculation that there could be a change of guard with army assuming greater role.

Mukherjee described the developments in Pakistan as its "internal matter" but said India wants to see the government in the neighbouring country stable so that it can tackle terrorism emanating from there.

"We do hope these issues will be resolved by their own system and by their own mechanism," Mukherjee told reporters after the CCS meeting when asked to comment on the developments in Pakistan.

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