Pak retorts, tells India avoid public rhetoric

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Islamabad, Nov. 1(ANI): The Pakistan Foreign Office on Sunday strongly reacted to Union Home Minister P Chidambaram's strict warning to Pakistan that any further attack on the Indian soil will be strongly retaliated.

Pakistani Foreign Office spokesperson Abdul Basit said that India should stop making public statements about such issues, which are vital to both the countries and should work with Pakistan to fight terrorism. My advice to India would be that they should avoid resorting to such public rhetoric because it serves no purpose, and only serves the cause of the common enemy - terrorism. India knows fully well Pakistan's contribution towards countering terrorism," The Times Now quoted Basit, as saying in a report.

"If India is serious about this then they should respond to our suggestions, and proposal that the Joint Anti-terrorism Mechanism should be activated, should be revitalized so that our two countries can jointly work again terrorism and extremism," it added.

Earlier in the day, addressing a public function in Madurai, Chidamabaram said that he has been warning Pakistan not to play with India and that the Mumbai attacks should be the "last game."

"We have been gaining strength day by day to counter terrorism from across the border. I have been warning Pakistan not to play games with us. I have told them that the last game should be the Mumbai attacks. Stop it there," Chidambaram said.

"If terrorists and militants from Pakistan try to carry out any attack in India, they will not only be defeated but will be retaliated very strongly," he added. (ANI)

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