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Islamabad seeks Delhi’s help in Mumbai attacks trial

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad on Saturday urged New Delhi to allow a Pakistani commission to visit India to gather more evidence for the prosecution of seven suspects linked to the 2008 Mumbai attacks.
Interior Minister Rehman Malik had proposed sending a judicial commission to India to record witnesses’ statements, as the trial of seven suspects continues in Pakistan. Indian Deputy High Commissioner in Islamabad Rahul Kulshreshth was called to the Foreign Office (FO), where Director General (South Asia) Afrasiab Mehdi Hashmi handed over Pakistani dossier on the Mumbai incident and the formal proposal for sending the commission to India.
“The government of India was requested to facilitate the visit of the proposed commission,” a statement issued by the FO said. “Further information has been sought from India to facilitate the ongoing Mumbai trial in Pakistan.”
FO spokesman Abdul Basit said, “During the meeting, the Indian high commissioner was handed over Pakistan’s Dossier No 13 pertaining to the Mumbai terror attacks case and the detailed formal information on Pakistan’s proposal to send a Commission to India.”
Separately, in a brief statement by the FO, Pakistan called a BBC report about the alleged existence of terrorist training camps in Azad Jammu and Kashmir baseless and malicious. FO spokesman Abdul Basit said such groundless reports were aimed at undermining the legitimate struggle of Kashmiris for their right to self-determination.
“Pakistan is committed to continue extending full diplomatic and moral support to Kashmiris in their struggle against Indian occupation,” he said.

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