Pakistan must do more to fight terror: US Envoy

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New Delhi, May 11 (ANI): US envoy to India Timothy Roemer on Tuesday said Pakistan must do more to fight terror.

"It is important for both India and Pakistan to talk to each other. India and Pakistan must decide on the agenda for talks," said Roemer after visiting a police memorial to pay tribute to victims of November 2008 terror attack in Mumbai.

In the wake of the failed Times Square bombing, which was purportedly plotted by an American civilian of Pakistani origin-Faisal Shahzad, the United Sates has been piling up the pressure on Pakistan to do more against extremist breeding on its soil.

"India is one of the most important allies. We are working on providing access to Headley," said Roemer.

"We will ensure US aide is used in an appropriate manner," he added.

Union Home Secretary G K Pillai had earlier on April 30 said that US has assured that Indian investigators would get direct access to Lashkar operative David Headley very soon.

A team led by Solicitor General Gopal Subramaniam visited USA from April 24 to 27 to discuss modalities for gaining access to Headley.

During his visit, Subramaniam held discussions with US Attorney General Eric Holder on getting direct access to Headley.

The successful meeting hinted that there would be best possible cooperation in the fight against terrorism.

Subramaniam had on May 1 said that all bottlenecks to access David Headley, have been overcome and Indian investigators might get the opportunity to question him soon.

Earlier, the U.S. had stated that it was just a 'matter of working out odalities' before Indian investigators get access to Headley. (ANI)

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