Pak: Mumbai probe report by Tuesday

As India pressed Pakistan to respond to its dossier on the Mumbai attacks,Premier Yousuf Raza Gilani on Friday said Islamabad’s report on its probe into the terror strikes will be made public “by Monday or Tuesday”.....

Written by Press Trust Of India | Islamabad | Published: February 7, 2009 12:40 am

As India pressed Pakistan to respond to its dossier on the Mumbai attacks,Premier Yousuf Raza Gilani on Friday said Islamabad’s report on its probe into the terror strikes will be made public “by Monday or Tuesday”.

“We will make public our report on the information in the Indian dossier by Monday or Tuesday and take the whole world into confidence about what is the truth,” Gilani told reporters at the airport on his arrival in the city. “We will not keep anything hidden and we do not want Pakistani soil to be used for terrorism,” he said.

Meanwhile,Pakistan rejected India’s charge that ISI was involved in the Mumbai terror attacks,alleging that it was a “manifestation of undisguised hostility” and “smear campaign” against Islamabad.

Pakistan Foreign Office spokesman Abdul Basit stated this while reacting to Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon’s remarks in an international conference in Paris on Thursday that the organisers of the Mumbai attacks were “clients and creations” of Pakistan’s intelligence agency. Menon’s comments were “yet another manifestation of undisguised hostility and global smear campaign being conducted by India against Pakistan,” Basit said. “Pakistan rejects the allegations as these are far from reality and patently mala fide,” he said. “These remarks are inconsistent with the established norms of diplomatic parlance and are in sharp variance with restraint and responsibility demonstrated by Pakistan.”

India on Thursday asked the UN to ensure that Islamabad fulfils its commitments to end terrorism emanating from its soil. External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee,who met UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon in New Delhi,shared evidence about involvement of Pakistan-based elements in the attacks and conveyed to him India’s displeasure over Pakistan’s attitude.

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