LONDON (APP) - Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has said Pakistan is prepared to amend laws in the wake of the Mumbai attacks to help it prosecute militants who had committed acts of terror outside its borders. He told the influential 'Financial Times' that his government was serious in its resolve to investigate and bring to justice those suspected of masterminding the attack on India's financial centre. "We are committed to the world that we'll punish them [terrorists] according to our laws, and if need be, if somebody is out of the country and he has proved to be guilty, then certainly we have to look into our own laws as well," Gilani said. "We are committed with India that whatever the information given to us, we have transferred that information to the ministry of interior and they are investigating and soon, whatever are the findings, we will get back to India and we will share it with the rest of the world. We are serious about it," he said. Asked what does Pakistan expect from Obama Administration, the Prime Minister said he had the opportunity of meeting President Obama during his election campaign in Washington. "We had a lot of discussion and his focus was he really wants to have good relations with Pakistan for which the litmus test is the Biden-Lugar Bill which was co- sponsored by both parties. His intention and his desire was to work very closely with Pakistan. The second point is that people have voted Obama for change. He is the hope for change." On his meeting with Vice President Joe Biden who visited Pakistan recently, the PM said the focus was on Afghanistan-Pakistan because they want stability in the area as well as on terrorism given the fact that his country has multi-dimensional cooperation with the US. Gilani stressed on the need to go into the root cause of terrorism and linked it with underdevelopment, low education, ignorance and poverty. He said terrorism needs to be fought with required resources and expressed hope that US will help Pakistan in this regard through Kerry-Lugar bill. The Prime Minister told FT that Pakistan was pursuing a policy of dialogue, development and deterrent of which the development portion is missing. "Force is not the answer for everything." "We have a will, ability and resolve to combat terrorism and extremism but we don't have the capacity. We have to strengthen our law enforcement agencies. The leadership in the country - civil and military - are all together on the strategy of strengthening the law enforcement agencies." Speaking about the past conflict in Afghanistan, he said when US suddenly withdrew after the Russians left there was a vacuum. "That was a mistake. There should have been a broad-based government and they should have changed the strategy. Now there should be some exit policy," he pointed out. Gilani termed the current situation in Afghanistan as a guerrilla war and said NATO and Pakistan forces are not trained for such wars, therefore it is a unique situation. "The combined casualties of all the NATO forces are far less than people killed or injured in Pakistan. That means we are paying a heavy price. The border terrain is long 2,500 kms, and the terrain is so difficult, and we have deployed more than 150,000 troops to guard and we have installed about 1,000 checkposts and we have also introduced a biometric system." He said the world has also forgotten that Pakistan is catering to the needs of 3.5m Afghan refugees which is the largest number of refugees anywhere in the world. He said stable Afghanistan was in Pakistan's interest. "The moment my government came to power the first thing we did was to mend our differences with both our neighbours - India and Afghanistan. We were in a good position to talk to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh or President Karzai anytime. That was the achievement of our countries." Conceding that Mumbai terrorism has dented Indo-Pakistan ties, he said those who have carried out these attacks are 'bad boys' and 'we can't support them.' He spoke of Pakistan's resolve to fight against terrorism while condemning the November incident in strongest terms. "With this one incident, all our efforts went futile. We have to restart our dialogue with India again and certainly there had been a tremendous pressure on Indian government as well from the people of the country. We had very strained relations in the early days of this incident and the world did their best to resolve the issues." He explained that the dossier passed on to the government of Pakistan is being studied extremely seriously, and they have already started investigation and the results will come soon. "If further intelligence sharing is needed I have talked to Dr Manmohan Singh that whatever the intelligence sharing you need, we'll extend full cooperation. And even for getting to the culprits, we'll be needing their assistance." Responding to a question, he said the Indian Government has not blamed the Pakistani Government for these attacks. "They don't even blame the organisations, institutions. They were only pointing out to the individuals, and individuals, those people, are from every part of the world." Asked whether he is worried about another attack on India, the Prime Minister said both countries are worried. "How can we take care of two countries because they have their own intelligence agencies. Had they that sort of information and they wanted to share with us, prior to the incident, maybe we would have been in a position to help them. At the same time we all have to improve our intelligence agencies so that we should know prior to something happening in the country. Gilani said the world community needs to help Pakistan resolve the issue of terrorism by going to the root cause. He said Pakistan being underdeveloped country has meagre resources and therefore its capacity must be developed. He also pointed out during five and a half years the western powers have yet to succeed in Afghanistan. On the question of de-escalating tensions with India, he said the people of the two countries have a lot of commonalities in history, culture, traditions, way of life, poverty, hunger, disease, unemployment and lack of opportunities. He said war was not the right solution and neither country could afford it. "We are a responsible country, we are a nuclear power and the nuclear power should behave in a better power. That is the reason that the world has started supporting Pakistan." He said Pakistan itself is a victim of terrorism having lost its popular leader Shaheed Benazir Bhutto who gave her life for democracy and the fight against terrorism. "I have lost my own leader because of that and yet they feel we are lagging behind." He said the West is fighting war in Afghanistan with the most sophisticated weapons in the world and generous funding and it expect Pakistan to fight without guns, without cars and without mobiles, with nothing. The Prime Minister said the drug money is coming from Afghanistan and the drug barons are supporting the warlords and that should be stopped by NATO too. Asked whether Pakistan can return to a state of normalisation with India, he said: I have received from Dr Manmohan Singh, the new year greetings, with a peace message. That's a good sign. But the people of India and the world and of course, us, we also want to see some actions. It should be seen that I think when India will see that our intention and our investigations, and whatever information is provided to us, we are dealing on merit, I think that would help our relationship." Answering another question, Gilani said the Parliament is sovereign. Whatever is decided in the Parliament, it has to be respected. "We are committed for bringing full democracy in Pakistan. About the balance of powers within the Parliament, that means the President, the National Assembly and the Senate. We are committed in the manifesto of the Pakistan Peoples Party to undo the 17th Amendment. We have already suggested to the Opposition to bring a unanimous bill and we will support it." He further said the civilian and the military have a cohesion and excellent relationship.