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Pak not to hand over nationals, even if guilty
Islamabad conducting own probe into the evidence received from India

Karachi, January 11
Pakistan is conducting its own probe into the evidence received from India on Mumbai attacks but no Pakistani national found to be involved in the incident would be handed over to any other country, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said today.

“We are conducting our own investigation and once we have completed it, we will bring the findings before the people… We have our own laws and we will take action according to them. We want to assure everyone that we will not allow our soil to be used for terrorism,” the premier told reporters on the sidelines of a function in Sukkur district in southern Sindh province.

Gilani made it clear that any Pakistani national found to be involved in the Mumbai attacks would not be handed over to any other country. Pakistan is taking action against terrorists and terror groups and this would continue, he said. He also said Indian politicians should “mend their ways” as their statements were stoking tensions.

Earlier, in his address at the inauguration of Sangi Cadet College in Sukkur, Gilani said Pakistan does not want tensions in the region. The armed forces, government and people were united to face any eventuality and to defend the country, he said.

“No one can dare cast an evil eye at the country,” Gilani said. “I want to assure you that this government will complete its five-year term and solve the problems of the country,” he said amid reports of differences between him and President Asif Ali Zardari. — PTI



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