Published January 13, 2015
President Gen. Pervez Musharraf (search) on Monday condemned this weekend's deadly bombings in India as "a dastardly terrorist attack," and said Pakistan (search) would fully cooperate in any investigation.
"Pakistan stands with India," Musharraf said at a news conference in this garrison city near the capital of Islamabad.
Pakistan-based Islamic militants have been suspected in Saturday night's bombings, which killed 59 people in New Delhi, but Indian officials appeared hesitant to immediately place blame.
Musharraf also said the deadly earthquake that devastated the Kashmir (search) region divided between Pakistan and India was an opportunity for the countries to advance negotiations over their conflicting claims to the Himalayan region.
"I think this is an opportunity which we should utilize for moving ahead" on a final solution for Kashmir, he said, repeating his willingness to demilitarize the region.
Pakistan and India on Sunday agreed to open five crossing points in the heavily militarized border to speed relief to quake victims.