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Pakistan lacks will to tackle terrorism: Pranab

india Updated: Mar 06, 2009 18:00 IST

Describing the attack on Sri Lankan cricketers in Lahore as the "most disturbing" development, India on Friday said the incident showed Pakistan's lack of will to tackle terrorism.

New Delhi warned that world will not remain immune to the "flames ignited there" unless the international community ensured that Pakistan dismantled the terror infrastructure on an urgent basis.

"As this week's reprehensible attack on Lankan cricketers in Lahore shows, government's lack of will or capablity in tackling this menace becomes a major hindrance in the smooth process of change," External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee said at the India Today Conclave here.

He also stressed that nations that have used terror as an instrument of state policy should be left with no choice but to dismantle their infrastructure of terrorism and "actively cooperate" with the international community to eliminate this scourge."

Mukherjee said this threat needed the efforts of the international community at large to "ensure that it is eliminated on an urgent basis."