Pakistan is in contact with India to address certain technical issues related to the trial of seven suspects linked to the Mumbai attacks, Interior Minister Rehman Malik said on Tuesday.
Malik made the remarks while talking to journalists after meeting Indian High Commissioner Sharat Sabharwal. Malik said there are "some technical problems regarding the Mumbai attacks case" and a dialogue process is going on to remove these problems. Progress has been made on "agreed points" between two countries for maintaining regional peace and stability and on joint steps against terrorism, Malik said. There was no word from the Indian side on the meeting.
The meeting was also attended by Interior Secretary Qamar Zaman Chaudhry and National Crisis Management Cell chief Brigadier (retired) Javed Iqbal Lodhi. It was held a day before Indian External Affairs Minister S M Krishna arrives in Islamabad for talks with his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi. India has been pressing Pakistan to take action against the masterminds, handlers and financiers of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks. It has also expressed dissatisfaction over the trial of seven suspects, including Lashker-e-Tayiba commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, by a Pakistani anti-terrorism court on charges of planning and facilitating the attacks.