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Taliban threat to polls: Pak asks India to share information

Source: PTI
April 13, 2009 23:52 IST
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Pakistan on Monday asked India to provide more information on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's statement that Pakistani Taliban could interrupt the elections in the country.

Interior Ministry chief Rehman Malik said Pakistan was asking for more information on the issue as it valued the Prime Minister's statement. "Please, give us information. This has already been communicated through the Indian diplomat here (in Pakistan)," Malik said.

He said the intelligence and information on Singh's statement would help the two countries fight terrorism jointly. "Both the countries can work together to defeat terrorists," he said.

Taking note of Singh's comment that Taliban could carry out attacks to interrupt India's upcoming general election, Pakistan had on Saturday summoned Acting High Commissioner of India to convey that Pakistan wanted the government of India to share with it "any specific information" on the issue.

Pakistan also on Monday sought more details from India in connection with the probe into the Mumbai terror attacks, including the statement of the lone captured terrorist Ajmal Amir Kasab, for the "successful prosecution" of suspects arrested by it.

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