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Pak will share Mumbai attacks probe findings with India: Gilani

Pakistan PM Yousuf Raza Gilani on Monday said that Islamabad will share with New Delhi the findings of a team of experts that is examining the information related to the Mumbai terror attacks, provided by India.See special | Solve Kashmir issue, we’ll shun violence: Lashkar

world Updated: Jan 20, 2009 23:39 IST

Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani today said that Islamabad will share with New Delhi the findings of a team of experts that is examining the information related to the Mumbai terror attacks, provided by India.

In his meeting with visiting British Defence Secretary John Hutton during which the regional tensions sparked by Mumbai attacks figured prominently, Gilani assured Hutton that all findings of the team will be shared with India.

According to an official statement, Hutton said he felt encouraged by Gilani's reassurances as this "would greatly help defuse the present situation in the region".

Pakistan's political leadership also told Hutton that cross-border attacks in the country's tribal areas by US and NATO forces based in Afghanistan were counter-productive for the war on terror.

Hutton, who recently assumed the post of Defence Secretary, met Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, Defence Minister Chaudhry Ahmed Mukhtar and Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi to discuss bilateral security cooperation, the situation along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border and regional tensions after the Mumbai attacks.

Gilani and Qureshi told Hutton that incursions into Pakistani territory by US and NATO forces in Afghanistan were "unacceptable" and counter-productive for the campaign against militants and extremists.

Calling for the US and NATO countries to strengthen intelligence sharing with Pakistan "instead of resorting to drone attacks", Gilani said such incursions affected his government's efforts "to isolate extremists from the peace-loving populace of the tribal areas".