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'Govt. reconsidering move on white paper on ISI'

NEW DELHI, APRIL 8. The Government was reconsidering its decision to bring out a white paper on the activities of Pakistan's Inter- Services Intelligence (ISI), the Union Home Minister, Mr. L. K. Advani, said today. ``We are reconsidering the matter relating to the publication of a white paper on the ISI,'' Mr. Advani said during an informal interaction with journalists at the editors conference on social sector issues here.

He said the Government was examining whether bringing out the white paper would help the ongoing operations being carried out by the security forces against the ISI. Mr. Advani said that once a decision on the matter was taken it would be first announced in Parliament. ``When a decision is taken I will inform parliament as I had assured it to bring out a white paper,'' he said.

On the recent killing of eight persons in police firing in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir, he said it would not be proper to comment on the issue at this juncture.

The Information and Broadcasting Minister, Mr. Arun Jaitley, who was also present at the conference said the media as an industry was different from other industries as it could ``build and influence the human mind and process of thinking''.

- PTI

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