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Pak won't allow its soil to be used for terror acts: Gilani

Under attack from the international community for not reining in militant outfits, Pakistan said that it will not allow use of its territory for terror activities.

world Updated: Jan 29, 2009 19:47 IST

Under attack from the international community for not reining in militant outfits, Pakistan on Thursday said that it will not allow use of its territory for terror activities.

"I assure you and I assure the house that I will never ever allow my soil, Pakistani soil to be used for terror activities," Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Terming the Mumbai incident as "unfortunate", Gilani said "we condemn terrorism, whether it is in Mumbai or Islamabad or Karachi."

"I am sorry for the incident," he said.

Speaking at a seminar on 'Pakistan and its neighbours', he said his government was probing the Mumbai terror attacks on the basis of the information given by India.

"Whatever dossier or information has been provided by the Government of India, I have already constituted a high powered committee in the Ministry of Interior. We are probing into the incident," he said.

"Whatever be the findings from that inquiry, we will provide it to India and to the whole world," Gilani said, adding that he was "deeply aggrieved" by the terror attacks in Mumbai and had immediately offered "full intelligence cooperation" to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

He said the Pakistani leadership had a number of interactions with the leadership of India. "I met Dr Manmohan Singh several times at various summits and on the sidelines. We wanted to solve all the outstanding issues, including the issue of Kashmir.

"But for this one incident, we will be creating confidence building measures and we were very close to each other," he said.