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PM raises 26/11 trial issue with Rehman Malik

December 15, 2012 18:42 IST

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday raised the issue of pending trial against perpetrators of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks based in Pakistan with the visiting Interior Minister Rehman Malik.

Malik, who had a 15-minute meeting with the prime minister, said a Pakistani judicial commission will be sent here to take forward the 26/11 case and efforts would be made to conclude the trial in Pakistan as soon as possible.

India has conveyed its serious concerns over the slow pace of trial of the 26/11 accused in Pakistan.

Malik also said he has renewed Pakistan's invitation to the prime minister to visit that country.

"We have already invited him. Today also I told him that the people of Pakistan want to see him, especially the people of village Chatwal where he has born. The people there want to see that a boy who has been there has become the PM of a nation and a global leader. We said if you don't come then we, the people of Pakistan, will be disappointed," he told reporters on the sidelines of a function in New Delhi.

Malik, who is on a three-day visit to India, met Singh at his 7 Race Course Road residence and was accompanied by Pakistan's High Commissioner to India Salman Bashir.

"But his (Singh's) point of view was that my people here ask what you have done for the people who suffered during 26/11. We have given him a commitment to send a judicial commission here...It was a very good meeting," he said.

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