Pakistan rejects Indian PM' allegation on Mumbai blasts
www.chinaview.cn 2006-07-14 23:35:53

    ISLAMABAD, July 14 (Xinhua) -- Pakistan on Friday rejected the allegation of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that Mumbai train bombers were supported by Pakistani elements.

    "This is baseless, and we reject it," the website of the local newspaper Dawn quoted Pakistani Foreign Office spokesperson Tasnim Aslam as saying.

    "In the past two days, India has not given us anything in writing or talked of any evidence," she said.

    "Pakistan does not tolerate terrorism and is in the forefront of international efforts to fight this menace," said Aslam.

    Responding to the Indian prime minister's warning that the peace process would not move forward unless Pakistan fulfilled promises to stop the support of anti-Indian terrorism from its soil, Aslam said that the accusations against Pakistan were "unsubstantiated."

    "The peace process between Pakistan and India is a separate matter," Aslam said.

    "It is in the interest of both Pakistan and India as well as the region. That is why we believe that the peace process must be continued and carried forward," she added.

    Indian Prime Minister Singh said Friday that the Mumbai train bombers were "supported by elements across the border," and he said Pakistan must rein in terrorists before a peace process can move ahead.

    Seven blasts along the suburban commuter train network of India's business capital Mumbai Tuesday evening has left at least 200 people dead and about 740 injured. Enditem

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