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Pillai's remarks uncalled for: Pakistan

Pakistan today said that Indian Home Secretary GK Pillai's comment about Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) spy agency being responsible for the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack was "uncalled for".

world Updated: Jul 15, 2010 23:22 IST

Pakistan on Thursday said that Indian Home Secretary GK Pillai's comment about Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) spy agency being responsible for the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack was "uncalled for".

"We both agreed that it was uncalled for," Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said at a joint press conference with his Indian counterpart SM Krishna after their wide-ranging discussions in Islamabad.

The response came on a question from an Indian journalist on the steps Pakistan was taking to prevent Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) founder, who New Delhi says masterminded the Mumbai attack, from making repeated hate speeches against India that were vitiating the atmosphere.

"I do agree that both sides should create an enabling environment and not let the climate of engagement be vitiated," Qureshi said.

Pillai, in remarks published on Wednesday, was quoted as saying the ISI had controlled and coordinated the Nov 26-29, 2008 Mumbai attack that left 166 people, including 26 foreigners, dead.