Islamabad, Feb.17 (ANI): First it was the 'non state' actors on its soil Pakistan blamed for terror strikes against India, and now comes a promise not to allow terror activities against India from its so-called 'governable' land.
Pakistan has told the United States that it is committed to resolve all outstanding issues with India, and that it would not allow the use of its 'governable land' for any terrorist activities against its neighbour.
During a meeting with top US Senator Richard Kerry, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani assured him that Islamabad is committed to resolving all core issues between the two countries through peaceful means and composite dialogue.
Gilani's statement that his government would not allow extremists to use its 'governable' land' against India suggests that Islamabad is unlikely to take action against militants aiming to launch yet another attack on India using the terror hot bed tribal regions along the Afghan border.
During a meeting with Kerry at the PM House here, Gilani also said Washington should de-list Pakistan from the list of countries whose America bound citizens have to undergo special screening at airports inorder to improve its image in the country.
Gilani also discussed issues pertaining to Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, the Al-Qaeda linked terror suspect currently in US jail, with Kerry.
Kerry, who is the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, also held a separate meeting with President Asif Ali Zardari later.
During the meeting Zardari told Kerry that Pakistan is looking forward to engaging more closely with the US on the bilateral political track, including the strategic dialogue. (ANI)