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Kasab could be a Pakistani, says Pakistan NSA Durrani

Pakistan's National Security Adviser Mahmud Ali Durrani has not ruled out Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone terrorist captured alive during the Mumbai terror attacks, being a Pakistani national.

By: Agencies | Islamabad |
December 30, 2008 2:56:09 am

Pakistan’s National Security Adviser Mahmud Ali Durrani has not ruled out Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone terrorist captured alive during the Mumbai terror attacks, being a Pakistani national.

“Could be. I am not saying more than that because we don’t have, I hate to say this we don’t have proof,” Durrani told a TV channel when asked if some of the Mumbai attackers including Kasab could be from Pakistan.

Durrani’s remarks came in the backdrop of Pakistan’s constant denial that there was any Pakistani link to the Mumbai attacks.

Durrani however said that till now there is no evidence of involvement of Pakistani nationals in the November 26 carnage and that India should let the investigations into the attacks finish first.

Durrani said that Pakistani government was looking at the letter written by Kasab in which he requested consular access, and also wanted to meet the Pakistani High Commissioner in India. Kasab has also asked for for legal aid from Pakistan in the same letter.

He said Pakistan was looking at the letter from Kasab and trying to formulate its response. He also stressed that Pakistan was also a victim of terror just like India.

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