India, Pakistan review status of Mumbai terrorist attack-trial

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New Delhi, Jan 13(ANI): External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna on Wednesday spoke to Pakistan Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi over telephone and reviewed the status of the trial in Pakistan of the accused and proclaimed offenders in the 26/11 Mumbai terrorist attack case.

Krishna underscored the need for bringing the perpetrators of the attack to justice expeditiously and requested that India be kept informed of the progress of the trial.

He also stressed the need for Pakistan to unravel the full conspiracy behind the Mumbai terrorist attack following the leads provided and available in Pakistan, and requested that India be informed also of the results of such investigations.

Krishna also pointed out that the Pakistan Government needs to take effective steps to dismantle the infrastructure of terrorism, which exists in Pakistan and continues to be used for anti-India activities.

He further thanked Pakistan for the recent release of one hundred Indian fishermen and expressed the hope that the remaining more than 500 Indian fishermen and over 400 Indian fishing boats still in Pakistan's custody will also be released soon.

He stated that India had released 31 Pakistani fishermen and will soon release the 19 remaining ones whose nationality has been confirmed by Pakistan.

The two leaders also agreed to pursue further cooperation on other humanitarian issues, such as those relating to prisoners. (ANI)

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