UN must ensure Pakistan keeps terror promise: Mukherjee


New Delhi : The UN must pressure Islamabad into ensuring the perpetrators of Nov 26 Mumbai terror attack are bought to justice and Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has been given enough evidence linking Pakistani nationals to the carnage, External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee said here Friday.

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“I had detailed discussions with him in the context of the terror attack and the material we have given to Pakistan,” Mukherjee told reporters on the margins of a conference organised by the Research and Information System, a leading think tank, referring to his meeting with the UN chief Thursday.

“I requested the secretary general to look into these aspects and ensure that Pakistan fully implements its own commitments which it has given to India and the international community several times,” the minister added.

Mukherjee had called on the UN chief here Thursday to discussed a host of issues such as international terrorism and the Mumbai terror strikes, apart from some regional issues like violence in Afghanistan an the situation in Myanmar.

He also shared the evidence linking Pakistani nationals to the Mumbai atrocity and expressed mounting anger in India over Islamabad’s prevarication in dealing with the perpetrators of the carnage.

Speaking to reporters after his talks with Mukherjee, Ban also said that he had spoken to Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani during his Islamabad visit urging full investigation into the issue.

The UN chief said the Pakistani leaders were also told to continue to engage in the composite dialogue with India with all sincerety.

“This is what the UN and international community wants.”