Islamabad, May 4 (ANI): All those mentions of ‘positive’ and ‘spirited’ talks between Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh with his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani on the sidelines of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit in Thimpu seem to be misplaced, as the latter has claimed to have ‘forced’ New Delhi to discuss Kashmir and water sharing issues.
“I forced India to talk on all issues, including Kashmir, water and terrorism,” said Gilani while responding to a point of order raised by the Leader of Opposition Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan in the National Assembly.
Gilani said he had taken all political parties and leaders, including the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PLM-N) chief Nawaz Sharif into confidence over the possibility of a meeting with Dr. Singh during the XVIth SAARC Summit.
Commenting on the probe into former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto’s assassination, Gilani vowed to bring the perpetrators to justice, saying the killers would not be allowed to go scot free, “whoever they may be”, The Daily Times reports.
“All the culprits will be brought to justice,” Gilani said, adding that the government has also constituted a probe team to investigate washing down of the spot, where Bhutto was killed in a gun and bomb attack on December 27, 2007. (ANI)