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Pak will consider India's plea to question 26/11 suspects

Source: PTI
December 24, 2010 02:57 IST
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Pakistan said it will respond to India's proposal to send a commission to question terror suspects linked to the Mumbai attacks, including Lashkar-e-Tayiba commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, according to the country's laws.

"As far as the Indian suggestion is concerned, that will be dealt with according to our own laws and we will respond to India in due course," Foreign Office spokesman Abdul Basit told reporters.

Basit was responding to a question on India's request to access the suspects accused of planning and facilitating the 2008 attacks in Mumbai that killed 166

people.

In a communication, India told Pakistan that it wanted to send a commission to get voice samples of masterminds who directed the attackers in Mumbai. India has also informed Pakistan that it wants to question Lakhvi and six other suspects arrested and charged under the Anti-Terrorism Act for their alleged role in the attacks.

Asked about Pakistan's proposal to send a commission to India to interview lone surviving attacker Ajmal Kasab and key officials who probed the Mumbai attacks, Basit said, "We are still awaiting India's acceptance of our proposal."

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