Britain joins US to warn Pak of India's growing impatience

Britain is worried that lack of cooperation from Islamabad over the 26/11 attacks could provoke some unwanted developments.


DNA Web Team

Updated: Nov 19, 2013, 11:17 PM IST

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LONDON: Britain has warned Pakistan after the Mumbai terror attacks that India was losing patience and the United Kingdom like the US was worried that lack of cooperation from Islamabad could provoke some unwanted developments.

The British warning was delivered right on the heels of alert delivered personally by chairman of the US joint chiefs of staff admiral Mike Mullan, Dawn reported.

Expressing its appreciation of the difficulties facing Pakistan, Britain is said to have made known its no-confidence in the middle-ranking officials of the ISI as it feared that these officers were not carrying out orders from the political leadership faithfully.

Britain has also asked about any mechanism in place in Pakistan to know what the ISI is doing and to influence it.

Britain is said to have suggested that if Pakistan started working on the prosecution of the arrested persons (of Jamaat-ud-Dawa), it will make a big difference, urging that some legal process was needed to be initiated against JuD chief Hafiz Mohammed Saeed.

Diplomatic circles here said Britain had offered help in the investigation into the Mumbai attacks. They said Britain had taken the position that evidence concerning terror activities launched from Pakistan in India was already there with Pakistan recalling that in 2005 Pakistan had publicly stopped ISI's help to the militants in their attacks across the LoC.

However, according to these circles when Britain offered help in the efforts to rein in the jihadists, the ISI reportedly said it would continue to control Lashker-e-Taiba and would only move the LeT's training camps from the LoC to farther inside Pakistan Occupied Kashmir.

It is claimed by these circles here that Britain believes that the training still continues in those camps as Pakistan does not have a proper and effective control of those training camps, which need to be dismantled.

They said that in the opinion of the British government, Pakistan army's policy of 'coordination with and control of militant groups' had not worked and needed to be replaced by a new policy.

Meanwhile, prime minister Brown, it is said, was not satisfied with the work on counter-radicalisation and, therefore, coordination with Pakistan's ministry of interior and FIA is being sought to be improved.

Britain, it is said, accepted that Pakistan army's counter terrorism capacity was limited, but was worried by the emphasis in training at the Staff College Quetta that tells that the enemy is India.

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