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Pakistan to brief envoy to India on Mumbai probe


Islamabad : Pakistani High Commissioner in New Delhi Shahid Malik has been summoned here for a briefing on Islamabad’s probe into the Mumbai terror attacks that India has blamed on elements operating from this country.

“He was called to Islamabad for holding important consultations with the officials of the foreign and interior ministries in connection with the Mumbai attacks,” The News said Tuesday, quoting foreign office sources.

“Pakistan raised certain questions before Indian officials in connection with Mumbai attacks and now the Indian government has provided answers to the same,” it added.

Malik was called to Islamabad for “reviewing the Indian replies and holding consultation”, The News said, adding: “The documents that Pakistan would prepare in the light of the Indian information would be handed over to Indian High Commissioner in Islamabad Satyaprata Pal.”

India has blamed the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba for the Nov 26-29, 2008 Mumbai mayhem that claimed the lives of more than 170 people, including 26 foreigners, and injured more than 300.

India Jan 5 submitted a detailed dossier to Pakistan pointing to the involvement of elements from its country in the Mumbai attacks.

Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said Sunday that the Federal Investigation Agency had examined the dossier and had submitted a report that would soon be shared with India through diplomatic channels.