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Fresh Indian dossier to be examined by interior ministry: Pak

world Updated: Aug 21, 2009 21:22 IST

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Pakistan on Friday said the fresh dossier on the Mumbai attacks which it had received from India will be handed over to the interior ministry for examination.

A statement from the Foreign Office spokesman said "some material pertaining to the terrorist attack in Mumbai" was handed over to Pakistan's High Commissioner Shahid Malik by Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao during a meeting in New Delhi on Friday.

"Arrangements are being made for the receipt of the material here. Once received, the material will be forwarded
to the interior ministry for examination," the statement said.

Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi told reporters in his hometown of Multan this afternoon that
Pakistan will examine the fresh Indian dossier as and when it reaches the country.

"Our legal experts will examine the new Indian dossier to see whether it is legally tenable," he said when he asked
to comment on the fresh dossier handed over to Pakistan's High Commissioner.

Dossiers received earlier from India had no significant evidence against outlawed Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Mohammed Saeed, but any evidence in the fresh dossier will be examined by Pakistan, he said.

Diplomatic sources told PTI that the fresh dossier contained answers to several questions raised by the Pakistani side with regard to the Mumbai attacks and evidence linking Saeed to the assault.