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Share info on Parliament attack case: Pak to India
PTI
Islamabad, December 13, 2012
First Published: 21:18 IST(13/12/2012)
Last Updated: 21:19 IST(13/12/2012)

Pakistan on Thursday asked India to share any information it has on the 2001 attack on the Parliament and the Lashkar-e-Taiba terror group so that Pakistani courts can examine the material and take action.

"We have been saying this repeatedly that whether it was Ajmal Kasab, or the attack on Parliament, or the role of Lashkar-e-Taiba, if they (India) have any credible information, they should share it with us so that it could be presented to the court, and let the court decide about these cases," Foreign Office spokesman Moazzam Khan said.

Khan was responding during the weekly news briefing to a question about Indian allegations about the involvement of Pakistan-based groups in the 2001 attack on the Parliament and the recent hanging of Kasab, who was the lone surviving terrorist involved in the 2008 Mumbai attacks.

Pakistan has acknowledged in the past that the conspiracy behind the Mumbai attacks was hatched on its soil.

The trial of seven men, including LeT commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, arrested for involvement in the Mumbai incident has been hit by several delays.

India had blamed the Pakistan-based LeT and Jaish-e-Mohammed for the attack on its parliament.

In response to another question, Khan said he was not aware of any petition being filed in the International Court of Justice regarding the torture of Capt Saurabh Kalia and Indian soldiers during the Kargil conflict of 1999.

"All I know is that we keep receiving requests from the Human Rights Commission in Geneva, and these requests are referred to the concerned ministries for appropriate replies.

"On this specific issue, I can check and get back to you," he said.

Replying to a query, Khan said Pakistan is glad that "finally justice was delivered" to scientist Khalil Chishti by the Indian Supreme Court.

"We sympathise with him for having lost so many precious years of his life waiting for justice to be done," he said.

Indian Supreme Court this week acquitted and set free 82-year-old Chishti, a Pakistani scientist who was accused of involvement in a murder while he was visiting his relatives in the town of Ajmer over two decades ago.


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