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India's comment 'intriguing': Pervez

Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf said his Govt knew who was funding the rebellion in Balochistan.

world Updated: Jan 02, 2006 14:03 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf has termed as "intriguing" India's comments on the situation in Balochistan province and said the government knew who is funding the armed rebellion in the region.

Without naming India, Musharraf told the media at the Council of Pakistan Newspapers Editors (CPNE) in Lahore on Saturday that the statement by a "neighbouring country" about the situation in Baluchistan was "intriguing."

"We know who is financing and supplying weapons," the General said.

New Delhi had earlier this week noted with "concern" the spiralling violence in Baluchistan and heavy military action there and asked Pakistan to "exercise restraint" and address the grievances of the people of the region through peaceful discussions.

Terming the comments as "unwarranted", Pakistan accused India of interfering in its internal affairs.

On the Indo-Pak peace process, the President said there was no doubt that Pakistan-India relations were at their all-time best. "However, it is also true that there is not enough progress on Kashmir," he said.

He said the confidence-building measures had been moving ahead and "Pakistan is trying to speed up the process of dispute resolution as well".

First Published: Jan 01, 2006 16:24 IST