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Pakistan dismisses Indian data as 'not evidence'

 Ambulances are parked at a local hospital as they brought police officers on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009 in Quetta, Pakistan. Gunmen riding on a motorcy...
 Residents of Quetta city protest killing of police officers on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009 in Pakistan. Gunmen riding on a motorcycle fired on a vehicle...

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Ambulances are parked at a local hospital as they brought police officers on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009 in Quetta, Pakistan. Gunmen riding on a motorcy...

Pakistan India

Residents of Quetta city protest killing of police officers on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009 in Pakistan. Gunmen riding on a motorcycle fired on a vehicle...

Pakistan's prime minister has played down the significance of a dossier handed over by India about the Mumbai attacks, saying it was just information and "not evidence," state media reported.
"All that has been received from India is some information. I say information because these are not evidence," Yousuf Raza Gilani told parliament late Tuesday, according to the Associated Press of Pakistan.
Gilani's remarks were likely to anger New Delhi, which says the dossier provides evidence that Pakistani militants staged the November slaughter of 164 people. India specifically blames Lashkar-e-Taiba, a militant group believed to have links to Pakistani intelligence.
Pakistan only recently acknowledged that the only surviving Mumbai gunman was Pakistani, but it insists none of its state agencies played a role in the attacks. Under international pressure, Pakistan has detained some suspects allegedly linked to the attacks, while repeatedly calling on India to provide evidence to allow legal prosecutions.
The dossier, handed over on Jan. 5, includes transcripts of phone calls allegedly made during the siege by the attackers and their handlers in Pakistan. Previously, India had given Pakistan a letter from the lone surviving gunman, Mohammed Ajmal Kasab, that reportedly says he and the nine other gunmen were Pakistani.
In his late Tuesday statement, Gilani said Pakistan was continuing to examine the dossier.
He also urged "pragmatic cooperation" between the two nuclear-armed neighbors, who already have fought three wars since gaining independence from Britain in 1947.
Also Wednesday, gunmen riding on a motorcycle fired on a vehicle carrying police officers near the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta, killing four, police said. Mohammed Ishtiaq, an area police chief, said one of the victims was a deputy superintendent of police who was headed to a training institute to deliver a lecture.
Police were still investigating the motive for the shooting.
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Associated Press writer Abdul Sattar in Quetta, Pakistan, contributed to this report.