Pak PM Gilani says ISI has given feedback, describes situation with India as fragile

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Islamabad, Jan.9 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said on Friday that the situation was 'fragile' on the border with India, and regretted the suspension of peace talks following the militant attacks in Mumbai in November.

Gilani said that Pakistan's intelligence agency, Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI) has given India information about the Mumbai terror attacks, while denying media speculation of a rift between him and the president.

He told reporters that the ISI, 'had given feedback and information sharing that has been passed on to India' after studying that evidence. He gave no more information.

Media reports suggested President Asif Ali Zardari was not informed of the decision, intensifying earlier speculation of a split between the country's top two leaders.

'There is no misunderstanding,' Gilani insisted to reporters Friday while denying reports that Zardari had expressed displeasure with the decision.

A spokesman for Zardari was quoted by the Dawn as saying on Thursday that the two were 'on the same page' and it was Gilani's prerogative to fire the adviser, Mahmud Ali Durrani.

'Our ISI has given their feedback,' Gilani told reporters.

He did not elaborate but said Pakistan would cooperate if more information was required.

Gilani said he had sacked the adviser, Mahmud Ali Durrani, in the interests of the country and of governance and denied the affair had created a rift with President Zardari. (ANI)

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