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'59 terrorist camps still running on Pak soil'

Written by: Staff

Jammu, May 9: Expressing deep concern over cross-border terrorism, Defence Minister Pranab Mukherjee today said despite assurances from Islamabad, at least 59 terrorist camps were still continuing on Pakistani soil.

Addressing mediapersons at Air Force Station here, the Defence Minister of said Pakistani government could not fulfill its promise of not to use its soil for terrorism and the cross-border terrorism was still continuing.

The Defence Minister informed that at least 59 terrorist training camps were still running in different parts of Pakistan including Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

Mr Mukherjee said, ''We believe in peace and good relationship with our neighbours but unfortunately Islamabad is not working seriously in this regard and they have been allowing the insurgents to use their land for anti-India activities.

''The Indian government has been raising the issue at different fora and Pakistan had assured many times to shut down all the training camps on its soil but the result is yet to be come,'' he said.


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