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Pak to send more queries to India on Mumbai attacks

world Updated: Jun 23, 2009 21:08 IST
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Asking India to reciprocate “positively” to its probe into the Mumbai terror attacks, Pakistan on Tuesday said it will send more queries to New Delhi seeking additional information on the 26/11 strikes blamed on the LeT in order to move forward its investigation.

“In order to proceed further (in the probe into the Mumbai attacks), we will send more queries to India in this regard,” Interior Minister Rehman Malik told reporters outside Parliament. The Pakistan government is ready to extend “unconditional cooperation” to India to investigate the Mumbai attacks, he said.

“However, India would have to reciprocate our efforts by adopting a positive stance.” India initially provided the confessional statement of Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone Pakistani terrorist captured during the attacks, in Marathi and this held up the probe, Malik said.

The translated version of the statement was subsequently provided by New Delhi and authorities are examining it. Meanwhile, ‘Dawn´ newspaper quoted its sources in the Interior Ministry as claiming that last year’s Mumbai attacks and the 2007 bombing of the Samjhauta Express train were linked.

This was one of the reasons why Pakistan would send another dossier to India seeking more information about the Mumbai attacks, the sources claimed.