Pakistan agrees to bring perpetrators of 26/11 to justice

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Thimphu (Bhutan) April 29 (ANI): Pakistan on Thursday said that it will bring to justice all those responsible for the Mumbai terror attacks occurred last November in India.

Addressing a press conference here, following the bilateral talks of Indian and Pakistani Prime Ministers held on the sidelines of 16th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) here today, Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi informed that the Pakistani Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani has agreed that those responsible for the Mumbai Attacks would be brought to justice.

He also informed both the Prime Ministers have agreed that their soil will not be used against each other.

Giving further details of the meeting, Qureshi said: "There was an acknowledgement about deficit of trust on both sides."

"The two Foreign Ministers have to bridge that gap and build confidence to take the process forward," he added.

Mentioning about the significance and impact of today's bilateral meet, Qureshi said: "The climate has already changed, the outcome of the meeting has changed the climate of India and Pakistan." Describing the meeting as "comprehensive, cordial, and friendly", Qureshi said: "Foreign Ministers and Foreign Secretaries of the two countries have been instructed to work out engagements that can begin as soon as possible and as frequently as possible."

Announcing that the SAARC Home Ministers' meeting would be held in Islamabad this year on June 26, Qureshi said: "We welcome Indian Home Minister to take part in that meeting."

Pakistan also received assurances from India that it has no intentions to destabilize the country, after Islamabad raised the issue of Balochistan at the meeting.

"The water issue was also brought under discussion between the two leaders," he said, adding the region was facing a severe water crisis, and there is an important need to highlight water conservation on all platforms. By Ravi Shankar(ANI)

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