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India, Pak must come together to fight terror: Pak official

January 12, 2009 17:46 IST
Last Updated: January 12, 2009 17:47 IST

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Ruling out war with India, Pakistan on Monday said it is willing to cooperate in fighting terrorism, a scourge affecting both the countries.

"There is need for joint efforts by both Pakistan and India to fight terrorism and we are willing to cooperate with India fully in this regard," Pakistan prime minister's advisor on interior affairs Rehman Malik said at a joint press conference with the Muttahida Qaumi Movement chief Altaf Hussein at the party's international secretariat.

Both Malik and Altaf Hussein ruled out any war between Pakistan and India. "People of both the countries want to live in peace and harmony," Malik said.

Malik, who arrived in London [Images] on Sunday evening on a brief visit, said terrorism was damaging to both Pakistan and India.

He expressed confidence that the present democratically elected government would be able to drive the country out of its present difficulties.

Answering questions, Malik said all the political parties in Pakistan were united in the fight against terrorism and extremism. He said the coalition government of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and Pakistan Peoples Party in Punjab is functioning normally although odd problems do crop up which is common in any coalition set-up.

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