Pakistan rejects State involvement in 26/11 attack

Pakistan Today bluntly rejected any state agency involvement in terror attack on Mumbai on November 26, 2008 that killed 166 people.

While interacting with media, Pakistan Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani said Pakistan “strongly rejects insinuation of involvement of state agency” in Mumbai terror attack, if there are any gaps, they will mutually try to fill them.

He also said that blaming each other on the issue of terrorism will lead to no result. While offering joint investigation in the matter, Jilani said, “Whatever evidence India has should be shared with us and we will investigate.” 

He also rejected revelation by Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal as a setback to trade cooperation between India and Pakistan. He said both countries are victims of terrorism and they need to intensify cooperation in order to combat that.

Indian Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai said that the arrest of Jundal has added a "new urgency" to getting quick information from Pakistan on the masterminds of 26/11.

"Bringing the guilty to justice in the Mumbai attacks would be the biggest confidence-building measure," Mr Mathai added.
Abu Jundal's Pakistani passport and his ID are clear cut evidence of state sponsorship though Pakistan denies having issued any Pakistani passport to Jundal.

Jundal's passport states Muridke, which is also the headquarters Lashkar-e-Taiba and its front organization, the Jamaat-ud-Dawa, as his place of residence.

Last week, after the arrest of Abu Jundal, Home Minister P Chidambaram accused Pakistan of helping terrorist in carrying out attack on Mumbai. Pakistan Interior minister Rehman Malik reacted sharply saying Jundal was an Indian and India's own Taliban was to blame.

Jundal in his confession told Indian investigators that he, along with LeT founder Hafiz Saeed, under the supervision of Pakistan’s military intelligence agency ISI, was in the control room in Pakistan directing the terrorists in Mumbai during the 26/11 attack.

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