Bring Mumbai attack perpetrators to justice: US to Pakistan

Washington, Mar 14: The US has reminded Pakistan its commitment to bring the perpetrators of 2008 Mumbai terror attack to justice after a court ordered to free LeT operations commander and 26/11 mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi.

"The government of Pakistan has pledged its cooperation in bringing the perpetrators - financiers, and sponsors of the Mumbai terrorist attacks to justice and we urge Pakistan to follow through on that commitment," State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki told reporters yesterday.

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"We are monitoring reports that an Islamabad high court judge suspended detention orders for the alleged Mumbai attack mastermind," she said. "For now he remains in prison," Psaki told reporters.

She said, "Pakistan is a critical partner in a fight against terrorism. We've certainly seen these reports (of a court granting bail to Lakhvi), but we can't speculate on the outcome of an ongoing legal process." I

slamabad High Court yesterday suspended the detention order of Lakhvi and ordered his immediate release. An "outraged" India summoned the Pakistan High Commissioner in New Delhi to lodge a strong protest against the court order to release Lakhvi and said freeing him will pose a threat which "cannot be ignored".


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