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No ultimatum given to Pakistan: Pranab

india Updated: Dec 28, 2008 17:55 IST
No ultimatum given to Pakistan: Pranab

Calling for demolition of terror camps operating on Pakistani soil, India today reminded the neighbouring country of its commitment not to allow terrorist activities, but said no ultimatum has been given to Islamabad to act.

Stating that Pakistan had made a commitment that it would not allow its territory to be used for terrorist activities, External Affairs minister Pranab Mukherjee asked Islamabad to take steps and demolish terrorist camps there.

Denying any ultimatum being set for Pakistan to act, he said, "no ultimatum was set. There is no question of any ultimatum. Nobody has set any ultimatum."

Asserting that India would share whatever information Pakistan required once investigations were over, Mukherjee said Pakistan should admit that the terrorists involved in the Mumbai terrorist attack came from there.

"If all these things are done, then there is no problem at all," he said.

He said "not once, but twice Pakistan had made a commitment. Once by Musharraf and now by President Zardari. Where is the commitment? Where is the action against terrorists?" Mukherjee asked.

"We have evidence and gave the names, not once but ten times. Pakistan had earlier accepted that the perpetrators of Mumbai attack emanated from there. But now they are contradicting it," Mukherjee said here.

Regretting Pakistan's U-turn on Maulana Masood Azhar's arrest, he said "the Pakistan defence minister had earlier said that the Jaish chief was under house arrest.

"Now some others say he is not in Pakistan. Who is telling the truth? It is Pakistan which has to tell that," Mukherjee said.

Stating that he had spoken to the foreign ministers of the US, Saudi Arabia and China, the minister said "merely creating war hysteria without taking any action would not serve any purpose."