Pak has pledged to bring Mumbai attackers to justice, cooperate with India: US

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Washington, Apr.17 (ANI): The United States has said that Pakistan has pledged to 'fully' cooperate both with it and India to bring the perpetrators of extremist activities, including the Mumbai attackers, to justice.

Addressing a regular press briefing, Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs Philip Crowley said Islamabad has assured Washington that it is committed to establish peace and stability in South Asia.

"They (Pakistan) have pledged to continue to cooperate fully with the U.S. and also to cooperate fully with India, both in terms of ongoing investigations, making sure that those who have perpetrated past crimes are brought to justice, and that together that the countries in the region reduce and ultimately eliminate this threat that threatens all of them," The Nation quoted Crowley, as saying.

Crowley reiterated that Pakistan and the US were fighting a common enemy, and it was important for both to work in tandem.

"This has been a part of our ongoing dialogue with Pakistan. It came up in the discussion that Secretary (of State Hillary) Clinton had earlier this week with Prime Minister (Yousuf Raza ) Gilani. I just simply would say that we emphasise again this is a shared struggle."

Gilani had met both Clinton and US President Barack Obama on the sidelines of the just concluded nuclear security summit.

It may be noted that Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, who also attended the summit in Washington, made it clear that New Delhi would think over restarting the composite dialogue with Islamabad only after it takes substantial action against the 26/11 perpetrators. (ANI)

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