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Kasab is our citizen, admits Pakistan
January 07, 2009 17:55 IST
Last Updated: January 07, 2009 21:30 IST
After being in constant denial mode, Pakistan on Wednesday finally admitted that the lone captured Mumbai terrorist Ajmal Amir Iman 'Kasab' is its national, vindicating the Indian stand.
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It has been confirmed that Ajmal Kasab [Images] is a Pakistani national following preliminary investigations by national security agencies, said Pakistani Foreign Office spokesman Mohammad Sadiq.
The significant admission which could reveal further Pakistani connections to the Mumbai terror attacks [Images] came a day after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh [Images] said that some official agencies of Pakistan were involved in the strikes and two days after India gave evidence to Islamabad [Images] seeking handing over of the masterminds.
Days after the Mumbai attacks, a Pakistani television channel traced Kasab's origins to Faridkot village in Punjab province and his father told a newspaper that he was his son.
But intelligence agencies got into action to get the villagers deny the story and Pakistan Interior Ministry chief Rehman Malik claimed that there was no official record to prove that Kasab is a Pakistani.
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