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Terror hurting Pak too, hope they realise and curb jihadis: PM

PM Manmohan Singh said Pakistan leadership should realise that the terror machine there was "equally hurting" them and must take effective action.



New Delhi: Voicing concern over the terror machine still remaining intact in Pakistan, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has asked the leadership in Islamabad
to "now wake up" and stop jihadi groups operating from its soil to target India.

Sending a message to Pakistan in the wake of the Karachi attack, Singh has said its leadership should realise that the terror machine there was "equally hurting" them and must take more effective action against the terror groups.

The Prime Minister told reporters on his way back from six-day visit to Ethiopia and Tanzania last night that terrorism as an instrument of state policy of Pakistan was
"simply not acceptable to people in the civilised world".

He said India will use every possible opportunity to convince Pakistan 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 Jihadi groups which particularly target a country, like India," he said.

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.

"Jihadi 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 Pakistan."

PTI

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