Pak asks India to display patience on Mumbai probe

February 6th, 2009 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI  

Islamabad, Feb 6 (ANI): Pakistan Foreign Office spokesman Abdul Basit has asked India to display patience on the investigations being carried by it on the Mumbai attacks.

Rejecting Indias allegations that the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) was linked to the attacks, Basit said such statements were not helpful.

Basit said India should not jump the gun by making statements at a time when Pakistan was carrying out probe.

The spokesman said that instead of levelling baseless allegations against Pakistani institutions, India should help in investigating the attacks.

Meanwhile, the Pakistani Law Ministry has submitted a summary of findings of a probe into the Mumbai terrorist attacks to Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani.

A high-level Federal Investigation Agency team was tasked to probe the attacks in the light of a dossier of evidence that India shared with Pakistan.

Sources privy to the investigation said the submission was made after consultations with the Interior Ministry, the Foreign Ministry and the Law Department, the Daily Times reported.

They said no Pakistan-based groups were directly or indirectly involved in the planning, financing or execution of the attacks according to the findings.

They said investigators have also questioned the Indian claims that the gunmen entered India via sea from Karachi, saying that the route had always been heavily guarded by the Pakistani and Indian maritime security forces and navies.

According to the sources, Pakistani authorities have demanded access to the crime scene and joint investigations. (ANI)

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