THIMPU: Interior Minister Rehman Malik says Islamabad will send a judicial commission to India to probe the Mumbai attacks.
The Interior Minister met with his Indian counterpart on the sidelines of a SAARC moot in Thimpu, Bhutan. It was their second one-on-one interaction since their meeting in Islamabad last year, on the sidelines of a regional meeting.
Malik has revealed that issues of mutual interest were discussed in the meeting. He said that he stressed in the meeting that terrorism poses the most significant existential challenge to peace and security in South Asia.
The interior minister's remark was similarly echoed earlier by newly appointed foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar, who is scheduled to hold key talks in New Delhi.
Khar’s remarks came after she held talks with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the 18th Asean Regional Forum (ARF) Foreign Ministerial Meeting on the Indonesian island of Bali.
“Pakistan is the first one to suffer because of terrorism, because of militancy...you don’t need cajoling on that; that is in our national interest,” said Khar.
The foreign minister asserted that Pakistan was pro-actively engaging with neighbouring countries, particularly Afghanistan and India, to achieve sustainable peace and stability in the region.