Pakistan should speak in one voice on Mumbai: Anand Sharma

February 27th, 2009 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) India Friday brushed aside Pakistan’s suggestion that the terrorists who attacked Mumbai did not reach the port city via the sea route and said authorities in Islamabad should speak in one voice on the issue.
“Pakistan has often spoken in different voices (on the Mumbai) carnage,” Minister of State for External Affairs Anand Sharma said at a press conference here.

He was responding to a question on the statement made by Pakistani Navy chief Admiral Noman Bashir that Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone gunman captured during the Nov 26-29, 2008 carnage, and the nine other terrorists who had attacked the city had not used the sea route to reach the city.

“This multiple speak, duplicity and denial has created confusion. They (the Pakistani leadership) have to decide to speak in one voice,” Sharma maintained

Once having accepted a fact, it is better to take that to its logical conclusion,” Sharma added.

Pakistan had earlier this month accepted that part of the Mumbai conspiracy had been planned on its soil. The country’s Federal Investigation Agency has also registered cases against eight people, including Kasab who is in the custody of the Mumbai police, for their role in the terror attacks.

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