No decision yet to send FIA team to India: Gilani

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Islamabad, Feb.21 (ANI): Pakistan is still uncertain about sending a Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) team to India in connection with the November 2008 Mumbai terror attacks probe.

Talking to media persons here on the sidelines of the fifth convocation of the Sarhad University of Science and Information Technology, Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani said Islamabad is planning to send a FIA team to India, but a final decision would be taken later.

Commenting on the Swat peace deal, Gilani refuted the charge that Islamabad had surrender to the Taliban.

Gilani said no one would be allowed to challenge the government's authority.

"We will not allow a state within a state. We will not allow anybody to challenge the writ of the government" The Daily Times quoted Gilani, as saying.

He also dismissed international concerns about an increase in terror activities with the implementation of Islamic laws saying that the implementation of the Nizam-e-Adl regulations in Malakand would take place only after peace is restored in the region.

Gilani reiterated that Pakistan's Constitution has provisions for such accords, and the step was taken only after consulting the Parliamentary Committee on National Security.

"The implementation of the Nizam-e-Adl Regulation was agreed for Swat in line with the government policy of dialogue and as per constitution. The Parliamentary Committee on National Security has also endorsed this peace agreement," he added.

Stressing on the need for curbing militancy, Gilani said: "Dialogue is a part of our three D's policy. We also have to address the root causes of terrorism such as price hikes, unemployment and poverty."

Commenting on the murder of Geo News journalist Musa Khan Khel, he said it was 'unfortunate'. (ANI)

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