26/11 could have been planned on a ship: Pakistani envoy

January 30th, 2009 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS  

Benazir BhuttoLondon, Jan 30 (IANS) The Mumbai terror attacks of 26/11 were planned in a “third place” outside Pakistan and Britain, Pakistani High Commissioner to Britain Wajid Shamsul Hasan said Friday.Hasan said Pakistan’s official report on the Mumbai attacks in which over 170 people were killed will be ready “by Saturday or Sunday”.

“I have spoken to the interior ministry to check on Pakistani newspaper reports that said the attacks were planned in the UK,” Hasan told IANS.

“They told me there was no evidence of UK involvement. The attacks were not planned in either Pakistan or the UK.

“However, they said it was planned in some other outside place. It may not necessarily be a country - it could be a ship,” he said.

Hasan, who was an adviser to slain former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, said the report will be ready by Sunday after it is seen and approved by the president and the prime minister.

Earlier, Hasan told NDTV news channel: “We are not going to do any whitewashing business. We believe in going after facts. Our findings will be acceptable to the world. We will try to satisfy India with our findings. We are addressing the concerns of the world not just India.”

“When you collect material, then you sort it out, you re-do it and re-read it. That requires time, so I am sure once they complete it, they will come out with concrete facts that will satisfy the world as to Pakistan’s non-involvement in the Mumbai attacks,” he said.

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