Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers patrol the border at the India-Pakistan International Border Post, about 180 km (112 miles) from the western Indian city of Bikaner Dec. 25, 2008. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)
ISLAMABAD, Dec. 26 (Xinhua) -- Pakistan has canceled
leaves of the army troops amid the tension between Pakistan and India, local
television reported on Friday.
The Pakistani army have been put on high alert while
Pakistan Air Force remained vigilant for the protection of airspace, private Geo
TV channel quoted sources as saying.
Local reports said that Pakistan and India have
deployed troops along the Line of Control in the disputed Kashmir and
Pakistan-India tensions were heightened as the Indian
side accused Pakistan-based militant groups of involvement in last month's
Mumbai terror attacks, which killed more than 170 people.
But Pakistan denied involvement in the attacks and
demanded concrete evidence.
The tension between the two nuclear-armed countries
has put the four-year peace process on hold.
FM: Pakistan not to tolerate surgical strike by India
ISLAMABAD, Dec. 25 (Xinhua) -- Pakistani Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi Thursday expressed the hope that India would not commit the mistake of carrying out surgical strikes in Pakistan.
Talking to reporters in Multan of eastern Punjab province, Qureshi said, "We will be compelled to respond if it happens." Full story
Pakistan to take action if India provides credible evidence
ISLAMABAD, Dec. 23 (Xinhua) -- The Advisor to Prime Minister on Interior of Pakistan Rehman Malik Tuesday said if India provided credible evidence about culprits involved in the Mumbai attacks Pakistan would take action to bring them to justice.
Addressing a joint news conference with Interpol Secretary General Ronald Nobal here, Malik said India had neither provided any information officially to Pakistan about the arrest of a Pakistani national nor had it shared any concrete proof about those behind Mumbai attacks. Full story
Pakistan confirms receiving letter from Mumbai attacker
ISLAMABAD, Dec. 22 (Xinhua) -- Pakistan on Monday confirmed that its envoy has received a letter from the Mumbai attacker in Indian custody seeking legal help, but demanded enough evidence for his identity.
Pakistan's envoy has received a letter written by Mohammed Ajmal Amir Iman Kasab, the lone Mumbai attacker in the custody of Mumbai police, in which he claims he is a Pakistani, private Dawn News TV channel quoted foreign ministry sources as saying. Full story
The Taj Hotel, Trident hotel reopen three weeks after terror siege
MUMBAI, Dec. 21 (Xinhua) -- The Taj Hotel and the Trident hotel, the targets of Nov. 26 terror attacks, reopened on Sunday after three weeks of refurbishment work.
Indian Hotels chairman Ratan Tata said the restored iconic Taj hotel will be dedicated to those who lost their lives in the siege.
FM: Pakistan-India peace process halted after Mumbai attacks
ISLAMABAD, Dec. 17 (Xinhua) -- Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said Wednesday that the four-year-long Pakistan-India peace process has been halted after last month's Mumbai attacks, demanding India stop a blame game and provide concrete evidence on the attacks.
Pakistan-India tensions were heightened as the Indian side accused Pakistan-based militant groups of involvement in the terror attacks in India's financial center, which killed more than 170.