Pakistan's Gilani to Send Spy Agency Chief to Mumbai

2008-11-29 01:24:00

Pakistan's Gilani to Send Spy Agency Chief to MumbaiBy Ayaz Gul Islamabad28 November 2008  Gul report - Download (MP3)  Gul report - Listen (MP3) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani says Indian leaders must not blame his country for this week's deadly terror attacks in Mumbai. And in an unprecedented move, he has agreed to send the chief of Pakistan's top spy agency to India to help investigate the violence. Ayaz Gul reports from Islamabad. Yousuf Raza Gilani (File) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani telephoned his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh on Friday to tell him that Pakistan wants better relations with India and is ready to fully cooperate to fight terrorism.He told reporters that Pakistan is not behind the attacks in the Indian commercial capital of Mumbai and condemns such acts of terrorism because Pakistan itself is under attack from extremist forces.Mr. Gilani says that his Indian counterpart told him that a preliminary investigation has linked attackers to the Pakistani city of Karachi. At the request of the Indian leader, the Pakistani prime minister says he has agreed to send the head of the country's top spy agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence or ISI, to India for sharing information. "He [Prime Minister Singh] said that we have held a preliminary investigation and in preliminary investigation they said there are some indications the [attackers] from Karachi [southern port city of Pakistan]," he said. "We know that Pakistan is not involved but at the same time they wanted cooperation from the ISI. When we are not involved and we have nothing to hide why should we feel guilty about it?"Indian authorities suspect that extremists belonging to Pakistani militant groups, Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad, are behind the attacks in Mumbai. The two outlawed al-Qaida-linked organizations have a long history of launching suicide missions and other attacks against targets in India allegedly with the help of the Pakistani ... Devamı