Pakistan High Commissioner summoned by MEA

December 1st, 2008 - 11:01 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Dec 1 (ANI): The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Monday summoned the Pakistan High Commissioner, Shahid Malik, in the wake of Mumbai terror attacks.

According to The News, Malik was summoned by Joint Secretary (Pakistan) in the MEA T C A Raghavan who issued a statement to him on the Mumbai strikes which is suspected to have been executed by “elements” based in Pakistan.

Islamabad is denying Pakistans involvement in the Mumbai terror attacks but India is claiming to have enough proofs to show Pakistani links in the terror strikes.

But the Pakistan Foreign Ministry sources said that Maliks visit in MEA was pre-planned and he was not summoned.

The attacks struck at the heart of Mumbai, the engine room of an economic boom that has made India a favourite emerging market.

Around 195 people were killed and 295 injured in the attacks.

Acting in small groups these militants indiscriminately shot people and within a short span of time left the metropolis bleeding.

Mumbai was hit by serial bomb blasts in 1993 that killed at least 260 people at the stock exchange and other landmarks. Two years ago, more than 180 people died when militants bombed commuter trains. (ANI)

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