Islamabad, Jul 12: Rejecting the notion that it is not sincere in conducting its investigations into the Mumbai attack, Pakistan has blamed India for the delay in the probe.
Addressing a press conference here, the Prime Minister's Advisor on Interior Affairs, Rehman Malik, said the trial of the Mumbai attack suspects would commence from July 18.
Malik claimed that the delay into the investigations was on the part of India, and that Islamabad has completed the probe much faster than New Delhi. "India took 90 days to complete the investigations and submit a challan, while Pakistan submitted it just in 76 days," he said.
Malik said every possible step was taken to ensure a fair and extensive probe, and added that Pakistani agencies left no stone unturned in the probe. "Pakistani intelligence agencies worked hard to dig out the case and collect evidences and now no one could say that Pakistan was not conducting the investigations seriously,"The Nation quoted Malik, as saying.