ISLAMABAD, Jul 11 (APP):
Interior Minister A. Rehman Malik Saturday said Pakistan has completed
investigation against five accused of Mumbai terror attacks and urged India to
show seriousness in Samjhota Express case. “Pakistan has shown its
seriousness in Mumbai terror attacks as promised by our leadership, President
Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani.”
He said the probe into Mumbai
terror attack was completed in record time after the information was provided to
Pakistani investigation team.
“India took 90 days to submit
the challans of the culprits, while we submitted the challans within 76 days of
the information provided to us.”
Malik said India was wrongly
blaming Pakistan for delay in the investigation, while the delay was on their
part as they submitted Ajmal Kasab’s statement after four months of the
Similarly, the DNA report of
Ajmal Kasab and the answers of 32 questions submitted by Pakistani investigation
team were not given in time, he added.
“We were very much serious in
the probe and we have successfully completed the investigation against the five
accused of the Mumbai terror attacks.”
The accused included Hammad
Amin Sadiq, Zaki ur Rehman, Mazhar Iqbal, Abdul Wajid and Shahid Jamil.
“The Hammad Amin facilitated
funds and hideouts for Mumbai terror attacks, Zaki ur Rehman was the mastermind
of terrorist attacks on Mumbai and Commander of LeT, Mazhar Iqbal was handler,
Abdul Wajid was facilitator and expert of computer networks and Shahid Jamil was
also facilitator and crew member of “Al-Hussaini” and “Al-Fouz”, Malik said.
He said 13 more accused have
been declared proclaimed offenders (POs) for their alleged involvement in Mumbai
These included: Mohammad Amjid
Khan facilitator in Karachi, Iftikhar Ali for depositing $ 250 in Islamabad to
obtain VoIP connection for terrorists’ communication, Shahid Ghafoor Captain/
Tandol of boat Al-Hussaini and Al-Fouz and crew members Abdul Rehman, Muhammad
Usman, Ateeq ur Rehman, Riaz Ahmad, Muhammad Mushtaq, Muhammad Naeem, Abdul
Shakoor, Muhammad Sabir Salfi, Muhammad Usman, Shakil Ahmad.
The Minister urged the media
and the people to help the government for the arrest of these POs.
Rehman Malik appreciated the
performance of Pakistani investigation team for successfully completing the
investigation, he, however said that the trial would continue against the
He said that the investigation
report will be submitted to India by the Foreign Office for further action
against the culprits.
To a question, he said India
did not share any information in Samjhota Express case and called upon the
Indian authorities to show seriousness in the case.
“India did not share any
information in Samjhota Express case, despite we need it and consider it very
important. India should cooperate with Pakistan in this regard.”
To another question, he said
Indian High Commission was very satisfied with the dossier to be submitted to
Malik said Pakistan has given
great sacrifices in the war against terror, adding, “Pakistan is taking strict
action against the terrorists. We have lost 15,000 lives in the war on terror.”
“I congratulate Pakistani Armed
Forces and law-enforcement agencies for dauntlessly fighting against the
terrorists,” he said.