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Pak ready to work closely with India on Mumbai terror attacks

Pakistan today said it was ready to work closely with India to "expose the hidden hands" behind the Mumbai terror attacks as it did not want terrorists to derail the peace process between the two countries.

world Updated: Dec 06, 2008 01:34 IST

Pakistan on Friday said it was ready to work closely with India to "expose the hidden hands" behind the Mumbai terror attacks as it did not want terrorists to derail the peace process between the two countries.

"I have assured Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of our complete cooperation in investigating these attacks. We are prepared to engage India closely to expose the hidden hands behind these attacks," Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said.

"While the terrorists may try to derail the peace process between Pakistan and India, we should not allow them to succeed in their nefarious designs," Gilani said in his address at a dinner for heads of missions of European Union states.

Pakistan, he noted, had condemned the terrorist attacks in Mumbai "in the strongest words".

Gilani said Pakistan and the EU have a common stake in the war against extremism and terrorism.

"Internally we have evolved a well thought out multi-pronged strategy to restore peace in (the tribal areas) and parts of the NWFP. Our policy has a greater chance of success because it has both political and public ownership," he said.

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