No time frame from Pakistan on 26/11 trials

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Islamabad, Jul 15 (ANI): Pakistan refused to provide a time frame to act against the perpetrators of the Mumbai terror attacks, which resulted in death of over 166 people.

There was no major break through in Indo-Pak talks on Thursday. The joint press conference addressed by visiting Indian External Affairs Minister S M Krishna and his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi did not yield much go ahead with both countries rebutting each other's point.

Qureshi said that Pakistan has taken note of the additional information provided by alleged Lashkar-e-Toiba David Coleman Headly in his confessions to US investiogating agency, FBI.

Headley revealed during interrogation that Pakistani terrorist leader Hafeez Saeed was the mastermind behind the 26/11 attacks in which the ISI played an active and key role, and confessed to his role in the Mumbai attacks in which Pakistani terrorists killed over 166 people and injured over 200 others.

Union Home Minister P Chidambaram provided information about Headley's confession to Pakistan with hope that Islamabd will pursue vigorously to unravel the full conspiracy and bring all the perpetrators of the 26/11 attacks to justice.

However, Qureshi refused to give any time frame on the 26/11 trials, and said the process will be fastened.

" We discussed how to hasten 26/11 trials, taking India's leads seriously. We are not binding ourselves to any time frame," Qureshi said.

Krishna said: " We had a very useful exchange of views on number of issues and I think I am going back with the assurance from highest level of Pakistani leadeship that there will be further investigations based on leads given by Headley."

Krishna said that it was vital for India that Pakistan should pursue vigorously the trial of the accused in the Mumbai attacks "to unravel the conspiracy and bring all the perpetrators to justice."

Krishna pointed out that the security measures taken in Jammu and Kashmir to meet the street protests since June were an internal matter of India. (ANI)

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