Terrorism from Pak soil unacceptable: Cameron

Last Updated: Thu, Jul 29, 2010 11:25 hrs
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New Delhi: British Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday said terrorism in Pakistan is completely 'unacceptable' and steps should be taken to 'encourage' Pakistan to remove it from there.

"It is unacceptable to see anything within Pakistan that will promote terrorism else where," said Cameron in an interview to NDTV.

The British Prime Minister on a two-day visit to India said: "What we have to encourage is to make Pakistan go after militant and terrorist on their side of their


Cameron said that it should be ensured that the Talibani militants give up weapons.
To a question on the Wikileaks that exposed the role of Pakistan's spy agency ISI in Aghanistan and whether Western powers like Britian felt uncomfortable to work with ISI, Cameron avoided a direct reply saying" "I feel deepest sympathy for Indians and Indian Government for losing lives in terrorism activities.
"We need to work with Pakistan to close down all terrorism in Pakistan," he said on the topic of 26/11 terrorist attack in Mumbai.

Cameron said: "We want India and Pakistan to settle issues between them."

But British PM also added that Britain has no intention to mediate between India and Pakistan over the Kashmir issue.

"I don't intend to mediate on Kashmir issue," he said.
Earlier during the day, David Cameron has called for a "stronger, wider and deeper" relationship between Britain and India.
Speaking in Bangalore, Cameron said India was important for Britain's economic future and a partnership between the two countries would help to tackle major global challenges.
The PM has led a delegation of ministers and representatives of UK business, sport and culture to India to promote increased trade and investment with the UK

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