| GEO Pakistan|
| Gilani, Brown review bilateral relations, regional situation|
| Updated at: 0310 PST, Monday, December 15, 2008|
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that only the enemies of peace process between India and Pakistan and terrorist elements have benefited with the escalation of tensions in the region in the aftermath of Mumbai terrorist attacks. The Prime Minister expressed these views in a meeting with the visiting British Prime Minister Gordon Brown at Prime Minister House Sunday afternoon.
Both leaders reviewed the overall bilateral relations and the regional situation.
The Prime Minister apprised his British counterpart of the initiatives taken by his government to defuse the situation and assist the Indian government in investigation of the Mumbai tragedy.
While briefing the British Prime Minister on the measures taken by the government of Pakistan to fulfill its international obligations under UNSC resolution, he reiterated that Pakistan will not allow anyone to use its soil for activities detrimental to any other country.
The Prime Minister expressed his countryís determination to continue playing the pivotal role in combating terrorism and urged the British Prime Minister to help build the capability of Pakistanís law enforcement agencies enabling them to confront this challenge effectively.
He said drone attacks on Pakistanís territory by the US forces, in fact ran counter to Pakistanís efforts to isolate the extremists from the local population as every drone attack helped strengthen the cause of terrorists.