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Moving fast with 2008 Mumbai terror trial: Pak

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, February 21, 2014
First Published: 01:41 IST(21/2/2014) | Last Updated: 02:29 IST(21/2/2014)

Pakistan assured India again on Thursday that it was moving fast with the trial of seven persons accused of involvement in the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks and an outcome is expected in a “couple of months.”

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This was conveyed by Sartaj Aziz, Advisor to the Pakistani premier for National Security and Foreign Affairs during his meeting with external affairs minister Salman Khurshid in Male on the sidelines of a SAARC meeting.

Khurshid had reiterated the long-standing demand to expedite the trial of those charged for the attacks that left 166 people dead and over 300 injured.

“In response, the Pakistani leader assured Khurshid that his government was moving expeditiously,” said an official on condition of anonymity.

The men are LeT operations commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, Abdul Wajid, Mazhar Iqbal, Hamad Amin Sadiq, Shahid Jameel Riaz, Jamil Ahmed and Younas Anjum. They have been charged with planning, financing and executing the attacks but the trial has been proceeding at a snail’s pace.


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