No citizen will be handed to India even if proved guilty: Pak minister

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Islamabad, Jan 13 (ANI): Pakistan Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination Raza Rabbani has said that no Pakistani will be handed over to India even if any citizen is proved guilty of being involved in the Mumbai terror attacks.

"India has failed to provide proof of Pakistani involvement in the Mumbai attacks. Even if any citizen is proved guilty, he will be tried inside the country," Rabbani said.

"Unlike Musharraf's regime, we will not hand over our citizens to any foreign country," he added.

Rabbani said violation of the country's airspace was not acceptable, and hoped that the new United States Administration would review its policies.

He emphasised that Pakistan wanted peace in the region, but that should not be taken as its weakness.

Separately, talking to BBC, Rabbani said the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) was committed to repealing the 17th Amendment and implementing the Charter of Democracy.

Rabbani, also leader of the House in the Senate, said, "We sent a draft constitutional package seeking input to all the political parties a few months ago."

He said the PPP was ready to debate any bill presented by the opposition in parliament on repealing the 17th Amendment.

The situation at the western and eastern borders of the country had changed the party's priorities, he said.

However, Rabbani said the PPP would carry out all positive steps to repeal the amendment. (ANI)

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