Krishna declines to comment on Pak turmoil

External Affairs Minister SM Krishna on Monday declined to comment on the turmoil in Pakistan saying it is an internal matter of that country.

Bangalore: External Affairs Minister SM
Krishna on Monday declined to comment on the turmoil in Pakistan
where the Supreme Court issued a contempt notice to Prime
Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, saying it is an internal matter
of that country.

"... We don`t comment on what happens in Pakistan," he
told reporters after discussions with the European Union High
Representative for Foreign Affairs, Catherine Ashton here.

Pakistan`s Supreme Court today issued a contempt notice to
Gilani for failing to reopen graft cases against President
Asif Ali Zardari and asked him to appear before it on January
19. He is the first Pakistan Prime Minister to be issued a
contempt notice by the country`s apex court.

Asked about reports of the United States resuming talks
with Taliban leaders, Krishna said any talks with them
(Taliban) should be within the "red lines" demarcated by it.
"Who does the negotiations we do not bother, but it should
be confined within the red lines we have drawn," he said.

PTI

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