Malik to cooperate with India to end terror menace

Interior Minister Rehman Malik said Pakistan is committed to work with India to root out terrorism.

Islamabad: Interior Minister Rehman Malik
today said Pakistan is committed to work with India to root
out terrorism, which can be eliminated only when "all
countries work together with a collective responsibility".

"We show our firm resolve to cooperate with India and the
international community to work together to end this menace
(terrorism)," Malik said in a message posted on micro-blogging
website Twitter.

"Terrorism can only be eliminated when all countries work
together with a collective responsibility to fight terrorism,"
he said.

Malik expressed his appreciation for his Indian
counterpart P Chidambaram`s remarks linking the bomb attacks
in Mumbai on July 13 to a "home-grown" terrorist module.

"I condemn the recent acts of terrorism by the local
home-grown terrorists in Bombay, on peaceful and innocent
people," Malik tweeted.

The Interior Minister contended that Pakistan and India
"can play a great and decisive role together for peace and
stability of this region".

"The people of Pakistan and India are suffering from
home-grown terrorism. Extremism, in all its forms, needs to
end," he added.

Malik called for an "open discussion" on the issue and
sought "honest suggestions" to ensure a "terrorism-free

He wished Chidambaram the "best of luck in dealing with
terrorists who are enemies of humanity".

"I (have) great trust in his abilities (and) wisdom," He
he said.

Malik was, however, silent on Chidambaram`s recent call
for Pakistan to ensure the speedy prosecution of the
perpetrators of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.


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