Pakistan is probing the Mumbai terror attacks in a manner an investigating agency should proceed and has sent two sets of questions to India’s dossier handed over to it,one of which has already been replied to,a top government functionary has said.
“What I am aware of is that after the receipt of the dossier by Pakistan,the Pakistan Government has reverted to us and asked number of questions to which answers have been provided,” National Security Advisor M K Narayanan told Karan Thapar in CNN-IBN’s ‘Devil’s Advocate’ programme.
He was responding to a query on Pakistan High Commissioner in Britain Wajid Shamsul Hasan’s recent statement in which he had said that Pakistani soil was not used for planning the Mumbai terror strikes.
Narayanan said,”I assume that they are yet to receive reply to the second set of queries they have made. So,I don’t know what the Pakistan High Commissioner in London is talking about. I can only say that it is part of the dysfunctional manner in which several things are taking place in that country.”
Asked if he was satisfied with the Pakistani response to the dossier,he said,”I don’t know what the word satisfied (means) but certainly they appear to be taking things seriously and at least they are proceeding in a manner that one would expect an investigating agency to proceed,asking queries and not taking everything that is given at the face value that has been given.
“So it is good news from our point of view. (But) whether after all this they would still accept the truth that will kind of hit them in the face,that I don’t know.”
External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee had said that India has received no Pakistani response to the dossier or official information on the outcome of their probe.