Pak admits part of 26/11 plotted on its soil
Pakistan’s interior minister Rehman Malik today admitted that some part of the Mumbai terror attack was in Pakistan
ISLAMABAD: In a much-awaited reply to the Mumbai attacks dossier, Pakistan today admitted that ‘some part’ of the 26/11 conspiracy was in fact plotted in Pakistan.
Pakistan’s interior minister Rehman Malik on Thursday told reporters that his government has acted on information given by the Indian government. “Ajmal Kasab and nine others have been named in the FIR, out of whom six have been arrested,” Malik informed. “Some part of the conspiracy was plotted in Pakistan but a major part was shaped in India. The terrorists were trained by Lashkar-e-Taiba’s Lakhvi,” Malik informed. Pakistan's response to India's dossier on the November 26 Mumbai strikes was handed over to India's High Commissioner Satyabrata Pal. "We traced the owner of shop where the rubber boat (the terrorists used to land in Mumbai) was purchased. We had information from the shopkeeper that the guy who bought it gave one telephone number and that helped investigations. When we reached the number it was closed. We obtained a lead that went to a bank. There was an account of someone related to an act of terrorism. The account led to an individual who was the operator (of the Mumbai attacks). He gave us a number of other leads which we do not want to make public" he added. Hamad Ameen Sadiq, who facilitated money transfer for the attacks, has been arrested along with another Pakistani national Javed Iqbal, who acquired the VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) connections from Spain, Malik told a press conference. Malik said, “We have acted on all the information supplied by India which proves our sincerity and commitment towards fight against terror. Pakistan is with the people of India.” Malik said that Pakistan has given to India 30 questions for further information about Mumbai attackers including finger prints and DNA samples of all the terrorists.
“Pakistan wants Ajmal Amir Kasab's statement made in court. It also wants to know how some SIM cards were procured in India,” said Malik