Finishing up his two-day tour of the region, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown demanded “actions and not words” from the Pakistani government in dealing with the problem of terrorists operating out of the country.
Taking a more accusatory tone than some Indian politicians in the wake of last month’s Mumbai attack, Brown claimed that “three quarters of the most serious plots investigated by the British authorities have links to al-Qaeda in Pakistan” and demanded that Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari “break the chains of terror.”
Announcing what he said would be the “most comprehensive anti-terrorist program” between Britain and another country, Brown pledged $9 million to Pakistan to fight radicalization.
Minister Brown has also asked Pakistan to allow British police to interview those detained in connection with last month’s Mumbai terrorist attack. The Pakistani government has announced its own investigation in connection with the attack, one of the worst in India’s history, and has called for India to share information with them.