India ready to ‘help’ Pakistan restore normalcy

India Pakistan FlagsHyderabad, Dec 31: Union Minister of State for Home Sriprakash Jaiswal on Monday said that India is keen to help Pakistan to restore normalcy there if the latter asks New Delhi for any assistance.

Jaiswal’s statement comes in the wake of ensuing violence in Pakistan after the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in Rawalpindi on Thursday.

"India wants to see stability, peace and democracy in its neighbourhood. Pakistan is passing through a difficult phase. We are ready to help Pakistan if asked to do so," Jaiswal said on the sidelines of the 31st passing-out parade of National Industrial Security Academy.

India wants its neighbouring countries to be progressive and strong, but recent happenings in Pakistan and disturbances in Sri Lanka and Myanmar are a matter of grave concern for New Delhi, Jaiswal added. (ANI)

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