India PM demands action from Pakistan ahead of summit
UNITED NATIONS, United States (AFP) - Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh warned on Saturday that Pakistan must stop being "the epicentre of terrorism" if it wants better ties ahead of his first meeting with Nawaz Sharif.
Dr Singh will sit down for breakfast Sunday on the sidelines of the United Nations summit with Mr Sharif, Pakistan's newly elected premier who appealed Friday for a "new beginning" with the historic rival.
Addressing the UN General Assembly, Dr Singh said he shared Mr Sharif's hopes for better relations but warned that Pakistan must no longer be "the epicentre of terrorism in our region" in the wake of another deadly attack in Indian-administered Kashmir.
"For progress to be made, it is imperative that the territory of Pakistan and the areas under its control are not utilised for aiding or abetting terrorism," Dr Singh said.