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Avoid knee-jerk reaction to terror: Pak to India

india Updated: Oct 30, 2006 16:41 IST
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Asking India to avoid "knee-jerk" reactions to terror attacks, Pakistan has said it is interested in improving ties but made it clear that "two-way trust" has to be developed.

Citing National Security Advisor MK Narayanan's comments on the evidence of Pakistan's involvement in the blasts, Foreign Minister Khurshid Mehmood Kasuri said Pakistan leadership avoided knee-jerk reactions like blaming India whenever a violent incident takes place in Pakistan.

"I have read with interest the statement of Narayanan on the quality of evidence... We should avoid knee-jerk reactions.

In Pakistan by and large when an incident happens ...We try and not voice (it) and the president, the prime minister and I avoid making (such) statements.

"We get lot of information through our own sources. But we do not go public until we feel that we have clinching evidence. Otherwise it makes the case worse," he said.

He said in the case of Mumbai blasts Pakistan had "unreservedly and very seriously" condemned it but the Indian accusations have damaged the peace process.

"See the damage that has been done. So many months down the road we are told that evidence is not particularly good, "it is not clinching" to quote Narayanan, he said.

To a question whether the two countries planned to implement confidence-building measures to further relations between the militaries of both the countries, he said, "They are discussing certain things. It is not appropriate for me to speak.

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