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Qureshi says collecting evidence of Indian role in Balochistan

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has accused India of supporting militants in Balochistan province and tribal areas bordering Afghanistan, saying Islamabad was compiling "hard evidence" to support its claims.

world Updated: Nov 23, 2009 16:46 IST

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has accused India of supporting militants in Balochistan province and tribal areas bordering Afghanistan, saying Islamabad was compiling "hard evidence" to support its claims.

India should refrain from such "nefarious activities," Qureshi was quoted as saying by TV news channels.

He said Pakistan is "compiling hard evidence of India's involvement and interference" in Balochistan and the tribal areas.

It will be difficult to achieve lasting peace and security in South Asia if India does not end its "animosity" and hostile policy towards Pakistan, Qureshi said.

A sustained engagement and result-oriented dialogue is needed and the breakdown of talks only benefits those who do not want to see peace in the region, he added.

Qureshi said India is hesitating on resuming the composite dialogue process even though Pakistan had arrested seven Lashker-e-Taiba members for their alleged involvement in the Mumbai attacks.

The trial of these persons has begun and is being pursued vigorously, he said.

At this time, India should support Pakistan's efforts against militants and terrorists that have killed hundreds of
people in bombings and attacks, he said.

Pakistan is ready to resume the composite dialogue at any time, he said.