It is in best interest of Pak to come clean on terror: Germany

It is in best interest of Pak to come clean on terror: Germany

 In a plain message, Germany today said it was in the best "interest" of Pakistan to "become clean" of any allegations and clarify the "clear distinction between state institutions and any terrorist acts" amid recent indications of its involvement in such activities.

Maintaining that it does not "matter" whether the recent indications of Pakistan's involvement in terrorists acts were true or not in judicial way, new German Ambassador to India, Michael Steiner, said "it is in the well understood best interest of Pakistan, whether it is true or not, to become clean of any rumours and allegations and to really clarify that there is a clear distinction between state institutions and any terrorist acts."

He was responding to a question on recent revelations made by arrested LeT operative Abu Jundal who handled those involved in Mumbai 26/11 terror strikes.

Jundal had disclosed that he, along with LeT founder Hafiz Saeed, was in the control room in Pakistan during 26/11 Mumbai carnage in 2008 in which 166 people were killed.
"There are some indications, not really proven in judicial way, but it doesn't matter.

It doesn't matter how far they are true or not. I think it is in the interest of Pakistan to make it clear that the policies are policies which have no links, whatsoever, with these forces which are directed against us all and are also directed against legal institutions of Pakistan itself. That is the real danger for Pakistan," he added.

Significantly, before taking up posting here, Steiner was Germany's Special Envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Steiner, who also organised the Bonn conference on Afghanistan last year, talked about international community's commitment to the war-torn country after the withdrawal of NATO combat forces by 2014.

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