Pak assures US of full cooperation in Times Square bombing plot investigations

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Lahore, May 5 (ANI): Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has assured the Unites States of full cooperation in investigations regarding the failed Times Square bombing plot.

During an interview to a private television channel, Qureshi said during his meeting with US Ambassador to Pakistan Anne Patterson, he has assured her that Islamabad would play its due role investigations concerning the arrest of Faisal Shahzad, an American civilian of Pakistani origin accused of plotting the failed bomb attack.

Earlier, Interior Minister Rehman Malik also vowed to cooperate with Washington in the case.

"We will cooperate with the US in identifying this individual and bringing him to justice," The Daily Times quoted Malik, as saying.

Shahzad, 30, was arrested on Tuesday while he was trying to board a plane to Dubai. Soon after his arrest media reports said that eight to ten people had also been arrested in Pakistan in connection with the failed bombing plot.

Earlier, US officials said Shahzad has admitted to his role in the Times Square bombing plot, saying he had received bomb-making training in Pakistan. (ANI)

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