Social networking sites being used by elements based in Pakistan: Indian Home Minister to Rehman Malik

Sunday, August 19, 2012

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Sunday expressed his concern to his Pakistani counterpart over the issue of social media-networking sites being misused by elements based in Pakistan to circulate false pictures and stories so as to whip up communal sentiments in India.

Shinde has sought Pakistan’s full cooperation in checking and neutralizing such elements.

Shinde expressed these views when Rehman Malik, Interior Minister of Pakistan spoke to him today over telephone.

Notably, this was the first direct contact between the two Ministers.

Shinde thanked Malik and conveyed his Eid wishes to him and the people of Pakistan.

The Union Home Minister expressed the hope that the occasion would herald an improvement in Indo-Pak relations.

The Interior Minister of Pakistan briefly spoke of the pending issues between the two Ministries and re-iterated his commitment to bring the masterminds and perpetrators of the Mumbai terror attack to justice. He assured full mutual cooperation in this matter.

Rehman Malik also invited Shri Shinde to visit Pakistan to sign the revised Visa agreement which has now been agreed to by both sides.

Both concluded the discussion by agreeing to continue the mutual cooperation and to work towards rooting out terrorism in all its form and manifestation.
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