Pak to bring terrorists to justice

Interior Minister Rehman Malik seeks Indias cooperation in the probe


Sabharwal, who sought the meeting with Malik, was briefed by Malik on Pakistan’s probe into the attacks that killed over 180 people."
Pakistan is committed to bringing the perpetrators of the attacks to justice, and it is sincere about pursuing the case against them, official sources quoted Malik as telling the Indian envoy.

Five Lashker-e-Toiba operatives, including Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi and Zarar Shah, are currently facing trial in a Pakistani anti-terror court for their alleged involvement in the attacks.

Lengthy process

Malik made it clear it would be a “complicated and long process”, and that there was a need for India and Pakistan to work together to take the investigation forward, sources said.
It is understood the recent release from detention of Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) chief Hafiz Mohammad Saeed on the order of the Lahore High Court also figured in the discussions between Malik and Sabharwal.

Saeed was put under house arrest in December last year after the UN Security Council declared the JuD a front of the LeT, which is blamed by India for the Mumbai attacks.

The talks between Malik and Sabharwal came three days ahead of a meeting between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and President Asif Ali Zardari on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit in Russia.

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