ISLAMABAD - Pakistan on Friday condemned blasts in the Indian city of Hyderabad that killed at least 15 people saying all acts of terrorism were unjustifiable regardless of their motivation.
“Terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security,” said a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
It further said that Pakistan being itself a victim of terrorism fully understands and shares the pain and agony of the people of India. “Our prayers and thoughts are with the families of victims of this terrorist attack,” it added. The South Asian nuclear neighbours have reengaged themselves through composite dialogue process to establish lasting peace and stability in the region and to develop a joint mechanism for tackling the common challenge of terrorism.
This realization came after New Delhi and Islamabad agreed to look beyond the Mumbai terrorist attacks in 2008 when India blamed Pakistan and suspended the peace talks, but after resumption of the composite dialogue process both sides were keen to evolve joint strategy in tackling common challenges including the terrorism.
The execution of Afzal Guru, who had been convicted of helping to plot a 2001 attack on the Indian parliament, has driven up tensions again in the Himalayan region of Kashmir.