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Intelligence chiefs meet in Islamabad

world Updated: Jun 28, 2010 01:03 IST

The chiefs of intelligence agencies of India and Pakistan held a meeting here as part of cooperation to fight terrorism and deal with security issues.

The Director General of Intelligence Bureau Rajiv Mathur met his Pakistani counterpart Javed Noor here on Saturday night and are understood to have discussed cooperation in security and combating terrorism, sources said.

Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik had said on Saturday night that the agencies of the two countries would be working together to prevent any repeat of Mumbai attacks.

At a joint press briefing with Home Minister P Chidambaram, he suggested that its Federal Investigating. Agency (FIA) and CBI work together on the issue of terrorism, including on the 26/11 case.

Meanwhile, Pakistan virtually ruled out barring Jamaat-ud Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed, mastermind of the Mumbai terror attack of 2008, from giving inflammatory speeches targetting India.

"In a democracy, there is freedom of expression in Pakistan as in India. There are all sorts of people making al lkinds of speeches. There are people with extremist views in both India and Pakistan.... and there is nothing you can do about it. ...," Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Saturday night.