India hopes Pak resolves internal unrest by its own mechanism

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New Delhi, Mar 12 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday said that India wants peace in its neighborhood and hopes that Pakistan will resolve its internal unrest by its own mechanism.

Mukherjee said that it is for the people and authorities of Pakistan to resolve the issues to establish peace in the region.

"But we want peace, stability in all our neighbouring countries particularly in the context of Pakistan. Terrorist activities emanating from Pakistan, it is more essential that there is a stable government responsible and responsive to the situation.

The government is in a position to tackle the terrorist activities there and the terrorist attacks, which take place by the elements emanating from Pakistan using their infrastructure. But it is for the Pakistan people and authorities to decide in what way they wish to resolve their own internal problems," said Mukherjee.

The political turmoil in Pakistan is deepening as the government and the opposition are on a war path on the issue of reinstatement of judges sacked by former President Pervez Musharraf in 2007.

The lawyers, in league with opposition parties, pose a significant challenge to President Asif Ali Zardari, who has refused to reappoint the former chief justice, Iftikhar Chaudhry.

The protest is one more problem for a civilian government led by Zardari's Pakistan People's Party (PPP) that took power a year ago and is struggling with economic and security crises.

It comes following a Supreme Court ruling last month that effectively barred former prime minister and opposition leader Nawaz Sharif and his brother, Shahbaz, from contesting elections.(ANI)

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