Already Shaky India-Pakistan Relations Take a New Hit
Posted on Nov 29, 2008
The already fraught relationship between neighboring nations India and Pakistan has been further complicated by the terror siege in Mumbai, in which as many as 195 people were killed and 295 wounded, according to the BBC.
Pakistan has expressed concern about rising tensions with India following allegations that gunmen who attacked Mumbai this week had Pakistani links.
Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said the strain in relations with India was serious but he hoped the crisis could be defused.
Speaking after an emergency cabinet meeting in the capital Islamabad, he told reporters:
“Let us not fool ourselves, it is a serious situation when the people in India feel this is 9/11 for India.
“I think as a responsible elected government, we cannot be oblivious of the seriousness of the situation.”
AP photo / K.M.Chaudary
Supporters of the Pakistan Labor Party hold a protest in Lahore, Pakistan, on Friday to condemn the terror attacks in Mumbai.