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Pakistan PM Dismisses National Security Adviser

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) -- Pakistan Prime Minister Yusaf Raza Gilani has dismissed his national security adviser Mehmood Ali Durrani following weeks of tension with India in the aftermath of an attack by militants on Mumbai.

A statement from the prime minister's office said Durrani had been sacked "for his irresponsible behavior for not taking the prime minister and other stakeholders into confidence, and a lack of coordination on matters of national security."

Durrani, a retired general, became national security adviser to the 9-month-old civilian government having formerly served as ambassador to Washington when army chief Pervez Musharraf led the country.