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26/11, 9/11 terrorists not here, says Pak govt

Source: ANI
July 20, 2009 11:59 IST
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Pakistan has termed as baseless the United States' allegations, regarding the presence of culprits involved in terror attacks in the US and India, living in Pakistan.

Reacting to the statement given by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, alleging that the perpetrators of the attack on the World Trade Centre in New York and the terror attack on Mumbai are in Pakistan, Foreign Office spokesman Abdul Basit said these culprits were not in Pakistan but in Afghanistan instead.

Talking to the media in New Delhi, Clinton had asked Pakistan to act against the culprits of the Mumbai attacks, adding that terrorism was a major problem, which threatened global peace.

Pakistan said that 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' about its intentions.

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 an Indian television channel.

"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.

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

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Source: ANI