We trust you: PM Singh had told Gilani in Thimphu

Hours after an Indian court convicted Kasab for Mumbai attacks, PM Gilani said his Indian counterpart PM Singh had told him that he trusted Pak to bring 26/11 perpetrators to justice.

Updated: May 04, 2010, 21:09 PM IST

Islamabad: Hours after an Indian court
convicted Ajmal Kasab for involvement in the Mumbai attacks,
Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani today said his Indian
counterpart Manmohan Singh had told him that he trusted
Pakistan to bring the perpetrators of the carnage to justice.

Referring to his recent meeting with Singh on the
sidelines of the SAARC summit in Bhutan, Gilani said Singh had
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 tonight.

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

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.