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New Delhi Shying Away from 3 Pakistan Dossiers detailing Indian Involvement in Terror in Pakistan

Posted by yourpakistan on April 2, 2011


New Delhi is apparently shying away from responding to Islamabad’s three dossiers it had provided on suspected involvement of India in supporting terrorism to destabilize Pakistan, sources said on Friday.

Well-placed sources said that Pakistan has provided three dossiers to India during recent Interior Secretaries level talks held in New Delhi accusing its prima facie involvement in supporting terror activities in regions bordering Pakistan‘s East-West borders and Balochistan.

‘Indian side did not immediately respond to these dossiers, but promised to look into it’, sources quoting Interior Ministry officials said. The sources said that Indian side also handed over one dossier to Pakistani team accusing Islamabad of supporting terror activities along the international Line of Control (LoC) over the disputed Jammu and Kashmir territory.

In a related development, a senior official of the Interior Ministry has confirmed that both the countries have made tangible progress on the critical issue of counter-terrorism, narcotics control, visas regime as well as issues relating to prisoners. ‘Both the countries have agreed to resolve all the outstanding issues, and for this purpose both sides have pledged to make progress before meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the two countries in July’,the official said.

On counter-terrorism, he said that India had shared information with Pakistan about 25 most wanted persons including the one arrested in connection with Mumbai terrorist attacks while Pakistan had presented a list of 11 wanted persons and those who were involved in Mumbai attacks, Samjhota Express incident and in human smuggling.

He confirmed that Pakistan had handed over 3 dossiers to India with regard to terrorism, adding, that India demonstrated a serious and positive attitude and all the issues were discussed openly. He said that India had expressed surprise over the progress made by Pakistani investigation agencies so far on Mumbai attacks.

The official said that Indian side had given not made any mention of or gave any impression during the talks about involvement of Pakistan’s military in the Mumbai attacks.

He said that it was made clear on India that had New Delhi allowed Pakistani commission to visit India earlier a considerable headway would have been made in the investigations into Mumbai attacks. India had for the first time made Samjhota Express part of dialogue agenda formally and had assured it would inform government of Pakistan about the investigation process soon.

Answering a question, the official said that Pakistan government move to the trial court for formal permission for establishment a judicial commission, and after the permission the would be three member judicial commission would visit India within 4-6 weeks time.

He was of the view that Pakistani judicial commission during the visit to India would meet the concerned magistrate, chief investigation officer, medical doctors and check the blood samples, making it clear that it would not meet Ajmal Kasab.

Similarly, the India judicial commission that would visit Pakistan would meet the FIA investigators.

As regards the issue of prisoners both civilian and fishermen of the two countries, he said both the countries have decided to release 156 prisoners by April 14 who have completed their prison terms, adding, the judges committee of India would visit Pakistan from April 19-23 as part of the agreement to meet Indian prisoners in Pakistani jails.

Pakistan he said has claimed that there was 800 Pakistani citizens in Indian jails and while India had claimed 270 prisoners in Pakistani prisons.

He pointed that Pakistani prisoners in Indian jails would be provided counsellor access on April 4 and 5 so that Pakistani High Commission could take forward their matters in a better way. As regards the fishermen, both sides have agreed that Director Generals of Coast Guards of India and Pakistan Maritime Security Agency would firm up recommendations for their respective governments on how to tackle the issue in the future.

Interior Secretaries of both the countries would hold meet twice in a year and discuss issue of urgency through the agreed hotline. On issues of visas, he said a joint working group will be set up to ease the process of issuance of visas between the two countries, adding, Pakistan has  recommended relaxed visa conditions for business community, joint tourist groups and citizens of above 65 years of age.

This group would meet later this month, he added.

The official further said that a MoU on drug reduction and prevention of illicit trafficking in narcotics drugs/psychotropic substances and precursor chemicals and related matters would be finalised and signed by the two countries in May 2011.

Similarly, both sides decided that CBI of India and FIA of Pakistan will work out a joint plan of action to tackle issues relating to human trafficking, counterfeit currency, cyber crimes, and Red Corner Notices(RCNs).

 

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