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Pakistan a grave threat to entire world: Pranab

Pakistan a grave threat to entire world: Pranab

Author: PTI
Publication: The Pioneer
Date: March 4, 2009
URL: http://www.dailypioneer.com/160129/Pakistan-a-grave-threat-to-entire-world-Pranab.html

Condemning the attack on Sri Lankan players in Lahore, India today said terrorism based in Pakistan is a "grave" threat to the entire world and warned that such acts would not stop till Islamabad takes "prompt" and "decisive" steps to dismantle terror infrastructure.

Underlining that it is in Islamabad's own interest to destroy the facilities for terror and bring such perpetrators to justice, New Delhi asked it to focus on this aspect rather than diverting attention of world community to other issues.

"Attack on Sri Lankan team is highly condemnable," External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee said.

"What clearly emerges from this...(is) unless the infrastructure and facilities that are available to terrorist organisations within Pakistan are completely dismantled and perpetrators of terrorist attacks are brought to justice, repetition of these incidents will take place," Mukherjee said at a joint press interaction with Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister Ivailo Kalfin.

He said it would be difficult to check terror attacks like in Mumbai and Lahore till facilities for perpetrators behind such acts exist in Pakistan.

"Once again we would request Pakistani authorities and others not to divert attention of the international community but to address this problem and dismantle infrastructure of terrorism available there and take strict measures against perpetrators of these attacks," Mukherjee said.

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