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Zardari calls it a detestable act

November 28, 2008

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ISLAMABAD, Nov 27 President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani have condemned the terrorist attacks in Mumbai that have left at least 119 people dead.

In massages sent to the Indian leadership on Thursday, they stressed the need for mutual cooperation in curbing terrorism in all forms and manifestations.

President Zardari called Congress leader Sonia Gandhi and termed the killing of innocent people a `detestable act`.

“Militancy and extremism in all its forms and manifestations have to be eliminated and all countries need to cooperate with each other in this regard,” he said.

The president requested Ms Sonia Gandhi to convey his grief and sorrow to the people of India and to the families of those who had lost their loved ones.

Prime Minister Gilani in a message to his counterpart Dr Manmohan Singh said “I and the people of Pakistan want to share the pain of the people of India and its government.” He called for concerted efforts to make the region a peaceful place.