Terror hurting Pak too, hope they realise and curb jihadis: PM
Sending a message to Pakistan in the wake of the Karachi attack, PM said its leadership should realise that the terror machine there was "equally hurting" them.
On Board PM`s Special Aircraft: Sending a
message to Pakistan in the wake of the Karachi attack, Prime
Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday said its leadership should
realise that the terror machine there was "equally hurting"
them and must take more effective action against jehadi groups
He asserted that terrorism as an instrument of state
policy of Pakistan was "simply not acceptable to people in the
civilised world" and said India will use every possible
opportunity to convince them about it.
"As Pakistan`s neighbour, we have great worries about
the terror machine that is still intact in Pakistan. We would
like Pakistan to take much more effective action to curb the
activities of those Jehadi groups which particularly target a
country, like India," Singh told reporters while returning
from his six-day visit to Ethiopia and Tanzania.
Apparently referring to the recent terror attack on
Pakistan navy airbase in Karachi, he said: "The more I see of
what is happening in Pakistan the more I am convinced that
Pakistan`s leadership must now wake up, and must recognise
that the terror machine they have or at least some elements in
the country patronise, is working not to anybody`s advantage."
On 26/11 attacks probe in Pakistan, he said, "We must
convince Pakistan that it is in their own interest that they
must help us in tackling the problem of terror in our region.
"That those Jehadi groups that target India, as a
destination for their terror, they must be effectively curbed
and dealt with. That is an ongoing process and at every
opportunity that we have, we should continue to impress on
He hoped Pakistan would "recognise that this monster
of terrorism which they unleashed at one time, is hurting them
as much as it can hurt our country."