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ISI being restructured and cleansed: Quereshi

ISI being restructured and cleansed: Quereshi

Author: PTI
Publication: The Pioneer
Date: April 12, 2009

Taking "a very serious" view of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's remarks that Pakistan-based Taliban were a "serious threat" and were trying to interfere with the Indian election process, Islamabad has asked New Delhi to share "any specific information" in this regard.

It summoned the Acting High Commissioner of India Manpreet Vohra last night to convey that Pakistan wanted the government of India to share with it "any specific information" available with New Delhi which had prompted such a statement by Singh, the Foreign Office spokesman here said.

In a statement, the spokesman said Pakistan took "a very serious view" of the Prime Minister's remarks during a public interaction in New Delhi on Friday.

It noted that Singh had "expressed the apprehension about a possible terrorist attack in India during the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections from the Pakistan territory".

"It has been Pakistan's consistent position that countering terrorism requires pragmatic cooperation," the statement said.

Prime Minister Singh had said that the Taliban were a "serious threat" and terrorists were trying to interfere with the election process.

He also said the dialogue process with Pakistan would not resume till Islamabad showed sincerity in prosecuting the perpetrators of the Mumbai attacks.against terror.

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