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Pak condemns Mumbai terror attacks, offers help

November 27, 2008 10:31 IST

Pakistan on Thursday strongly condemned the terror strikes in Mumbai and offered 'complete cooperation' and support to India to fight the menace.

Islamabad [Images] also stressed the need for strengthening the bilateral Joint Anti-Terror Mechanism.

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, who is in New Delhi [Images] on a four-day visit, stressed the need for 'revisiting' strategies for peace and security of the region and favoured greater linkages between the two countries.

"I am shocked and horrified at the Mumbai incidents," he told PTI.

"No civilised society can tolerate such incidents," he added.

"I assure the Indian government of our complete cooperation and support. Terrorism [Images] is a global phenomenon. We in Pakistan deal with it on a daily basis," Qureshi said recalling that Islamabad had witnessed a similar incident recently.

"We will have to join all our resources to fight the menace. The Joint Anti-Terror Mechanism needs to be strengthened further. It needs to meet frequently," he said.

Qureshi said he, on Wednesday, had suggested to External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee the need for greater linkages and connect between intelligence agencies so that they can share information to prevent such incidents.

Noting that India and Pakistan are both victims of terrorism, he said "we will have to revisit our strategies for peace and security of the region."

"I offer complete support to the Indian government," Qureshi said.




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