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Pak should clear air of mistrust to restart dialogue: India

india Updated: Feb 28, 2009 22:05 IST
Pak should act to clear air of mistrust to restart dialogue

India today made it clear that Pakistan will have to initiate steps to clear the “atmosphere of mistrust” for restarting the composite dialogue and act on the “incontrovertible” evidence provided to it in connection with the Mumbai strikes.

In the backdrop of Mumbai terror attacks, “Pakistan needs to first initiate steps which can rebuild confidence and clear the atmoshere of mistrust for restarting composite dialogue,” Minister of State for External Affairs Anand Sharma told reporters in Lucknow.

Asking Pakistan to desist from creating confusion through its double speak on the Mumbai terror probe, the Minister said Islamabad should fullfill its obligations to the international community.

“Pakistan has been provided with incontrovertible evidence in connection with the Mumbai terror strikes making clear that the orgainsation which carried it out was based in Pakistan and they need to act on it,” he said

Asked whether the action taken by Pakistan was satisfactory, Sharma said that the question was not if the Indian government was satisfied.

“There is only one solution and that is to neutralise the orgainsations indulging in terror activities and punish all those responsible for the same and this is the responsibility of the Pakistani government to carry out the job of firmly dealing with them,” the minister said.