Pakistan would not support any "parallel government", says Gilani

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Islamabad, Dec.30 (ANI): Worried by the rising influnece of the Taliban in the tribal areas, Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that the government would not support 'establishment of a parallel authority' in the country.

"Nobody would be allowed to challenge the writ of the government or to encourage militancy, so that NATO forces do not get an opportunity to sneak into Pakistan's territory," the Daily Times quoted Gilani, as saying.

Gilani also denied reports about government's secret agreement with the Taliban which states the Taliban will not create unrest in the tribal areas if troops are withdrawn from the Talibani stronghold tribal areas.He also claimed that Pakistan has offered all help and co-operation to India in the investigation of Mumbai terror attack.

Gilani refused to accept that the United Nations banned the Jamaat -ud- Dawa (Jud) due to continuous pressure from India after the Mumbai carnage.

"The matter was pending with the UN Security Council before the Mumbai attacks," he said. (ANI)

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