Pakistan says to conduct transparent inquiry over Mumbai

Pakistan assured British FM Miliband it would conduct a transparent inquiry into attacks on the Indian city of Mumbai to bring the perpetrators to justice.

Pakistan says to conduct transparent inquiry over Mumbai

Pakistan assured British Foreign Secretary David Miliband on Friday it would conduct a transparent inquiry into attacks on the Indian city of Mumbai to bring the perpetrators to justice.

Miliband arrived in Pakistan from India, where he said Pakistan had to prosecute those responsible for the killing of 179 people, and the group responsible had to be rooted out.

India says the Pakistani-based Lashkar-e-Taiba militant group mounted the attack last November, and while Pakistan has detained 124 members of LeT and an affiliated Islamic charity, Jamaat-ud-Dawa, which constructed many schools and hospitals across Pakistan and Kashmir.

Hundreds of Pakistanis and Kashmiris protest government move against Jamaat-ud-Dawa charities, saying it helps the poor people including Christians.

Miliband met with Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and was also due to meet President Asif Ali Zardari and other officials.

"Pakistan remains determined to uncover full facts pertaining to the Mumbai incident," a Foreign Ministry statement quoted Qureshi as telling Miliband.

Qureshi said Pakistan would use the information provided by India as well as Pakistan's own investigations "to establish legally tenable evidence to bring the perpetrators to justice."

Reuters
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