‘Preliminary’ probe into 26/11 over, to share findings with India: Qureshi (Lead)January 31st, 2009 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 30 (IANS) Pakistan has completed its “preliminary investigation” into the Mumbai attacks based on the information provided by India and Islamabad would share the findings with New Delhi and the world, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Friday.Speaking to reporters here, the minister said, “The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) of the interior ministry of Pakistan has completed the preliminary investigation and sent it to the Law Department.”
The “preliminary investigation” was based on information provided by India about the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, he said.
He said after review by the Law Department, the probe report would be sent to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and then shared with India and the international community.
Qureshi said: “Pakistan has assured India and the world community that it is seriously making progress in the process of investigation of the Mumbai attacks and wants to bring the culprits to justice.”
“Pakistan wants peace in the region and good relations with its neighbours,” he said.
Qureshi said Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India Shahid Malik held a meeting with the Indian home minister on Friday and updated him on the latest developments regarding investigation into the Mumbai attacks, Aaj TV reported.
He said Pakistan always condemned terrorism and extremism in all forms anywhere in the world and it had been promoting the message of peace and brotherhood. Pakistan did not want confrontation in the region with anyone as it wants to concentrate on its economic development and on strengthening its democratic process.
Referring to “threats” to High Commissioner to India Shahid Malik, Qureshi said the issue was taken up with the Indian government and he had been provided additional security.
The minister was speaking to reporters after addressing an international conference on Hazrat Ghous Bahauddin Zakira at the International Islamic University.
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