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'Pak moving systematically in 26/11 probe'

Source: PTI
July 19, 2009 18:37 IST
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Pakistan on Sunday said it was moving "systematically" in probing the Mumbai terror attacks to bring the perpetrators to justice and there should not be an "iota of doubt" on its intentions.

Foreign Office spokesperson Abdul Basit lauded Pakistan's intelligence agencies for doing a "commendable job" in collecting evidence and bringing the case to the prosecution stage.

"I think our intelligence agencies have done a commendable job and that they through their own investigation collected more evidence than what was provided by India... and now we are moving actual prosecution," Basit told Times Now.

"... And the chargesheet has already been filed and I understand that the first hearing would be sometime next week. So we are moving systematically," he said when asked to respond to US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's comment that justice has not been done in the 26/11 case.

He said Pakistan was committed to bring to justice those responsible and "whatever can be done will be done."

"Pakistan is committed to bring the perpetrators of the Mumbai terror attack to justice and there should not be an iota of doubt on this count," he said.

A second and supplementary chargesheet against five Lashkar-e-Tayiba operatives accused of involvement in the Mumbai attacks, including its operations chief Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, was filed before an anti-terror court on Saturday by Pakistan's Federal Investigation Agency in a court.

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