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We Trust You: PM Singh Had Told Gilani In Thimphu

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh told his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani that he trusted him to bring the perpetrators of the Mumbai terror attack to justice when the two leaders met in Bhutan recently. Referring
PTI May 04, 2010 22:09 IST
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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh told his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani that he trusted him to bring the perpetrators of the Mumbai terror attack to justice when the two leaders met in Bhutan recently.

Referring to his recent meeting with Singh on the sidelines of the SAARC summit in Bhutan, Gilani told the Parliament that Singh had placed trust in him.

"When I sat with (Prime Minister) Manmohan Singh, he told me that he trusts me. He said that you say that the culprits of the Mumbai incident will be brought to justice and we trust you," Gilani told the National Assembly or lower house of parliament yesterday.

Responding to certain points raised by Leader of Opposition Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Gilani said the "era of wars is over" and India and Pakistan "will have to sit at the negotiating table" to resolve their outstanding issues.

"Therefore we will resume the talks, we will resume the dialogues and we will discuss all issues, including Kashmir, water, Sir Creek, Siachen, terrorism...," he said.

Gilani said Singh had told him: "You put all the cards on the table and I'm ready to discuss (them) with you."

During their meeting in Bhutan, Singh and Gilani agreed to resume the stalled peace process between India and Pakistan.

They asked the Foreign Ministers of the two countries to work out modalities for the resumption of parleys.

 India suspended the composite dialogue process with Pakistan in the wake of the Mumbai attacks in November 2008.

Seven suspects arrested by Pakistani authorities, including Lashker-e-Taiba commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, are currently being tried by an anti-terrorism court for planning and facilitating the attacks. PTI