India mixing domestic politics with Mumbai attacks: Pakistan

February 13th, 2009 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS  

Islamabad, Feb 13 (IANS) Pakistan Friday accused India of mixing the Mumbai terror attacks with the “compulsions” of domestic politics and urged New Delhi to “come clean on the multiple facets” of the carnage.
“We have a distinct sense that the reality of the Mumbai terrorist attacks… is getting increasingly mixed with compulsions of domestic politics in India,” a foreign office spokesman said.

He was responding to a statement earlier Friday by Indian External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee asking Pakistan to “fully unveil” the conspiracy behind the Mumbai attacks and underlining that the future of sub-continental ties would depend on the steps taken by Islamabad to punish the perpetrators of the mayhem.

According to the spokesman, Mukherjee’s remarks “are essentially a rehash of the standard Indian line against Pakistan and in complete variance with the imperatives of a serious approach to uncover the ‘full facts’ relating to Mumbai attacks and bringing the perpetrators to justice.

“The government of Pakistan expects India to come clean on the multiple facets of the Mumbai tragedy and expose the names of persons and entities in India who were also responsible for acts of commission and omission in a transparent manner,” the spokesman maintained.

Saying that Pakistan had “so far” refrained from commenting on Indian internal affairs, the spokesman added: “We have acted with a high sense of responsibility and exercised restraint. We have offered our hand of cooperation.

“We do so in the interest of regional peace and security,” he added.

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