Pak dropping terror act amendment will have implications on LeT suspects trialFebruary 6th, 2009 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb.5 (ANI): Pakistan has decided not to implement a change in the current Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) to put people on trial for terror acts enacted outside its territory.
According to the Dawn, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilanis Adviser on Interior Affairs Rehman Malik is believed to have persuaded Gilani and convinced him that an amendment is not needed, as the current law is sufficient in dealing with terror suspects.
The Pak governments decision suggests that activists of the banned Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) who were detained after the November 2008 Mumbai terror attacks would not face prosecution under the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA), as it does not apply to crimes committed outside the countrys territory.
Meanwhile, the Federal Investigation Agency of Pakistan has rubbished media reports which said that the investigators have established Bangladeshs link with the Mumbai carnage.
The agency termed the reports as merely a speculative one. (ANI)
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