Finally, Pakistan has admitted the role of his country played in 2008 Mumbai attack. Pakistan’s Former National Security Advisor (NSA) Maj. Gen. Mahmud Ali Durrani today acknowledged that Pakistan’s terror based group played a significant role in Mumbai’s terror attack. However, he denied the role of the Pakistani government in the attack. The ex- NSA chief said these words while addressing a conference on Combating terrorism at the Institute of Defence Studies and Analysis in Delhi. “26/11 Mumbai strike, carried out by a terror group based in Pakistan, was a classic trans-border terrorist event”, he added. Mumbai Attack accused Hafiz Saeed had a prominent connection.
Attacking JuD Chief and Mumbai attack accused Hafiz Saeed, “Hafiz Saeed has no utility, we should act against him,” Durrani said. Hafiz Saeed is currently under house arrest in Lahore under the anti-terrorism law. Hafiz Saeed, chief of Jamaat-UD-Dawah is the main accused of 2008 Mumbai’s terror attack, where more than 166 people were killed including 16 security personals and few foreigners. One of the major attacks in the country which took three days for the security personals to wipe out the terrorists from Chatrapati Shivaji Terminal Station, Nariman Point, the iconic Taj Mahal Hotel, the Oberoi and Trident Hotel.
We have received a reply from the Indian government in response to our letter regarding sending 24 Indian witnesses to Pakistan to record their statements in the Mumbai terror attack case. “But instead of entertaining our request India has sought re-investigation of the case and also demanded the trial of Jamaat-Ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed and Lashkar-e-Taiba operation commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi in the light of the evidence it had provided to Pakistan,” the official said.
Durrani also discussed Pakistan’s difficulty in handling terrorism on his soil and reasons why poverty and lack of education are hurdles to the nation’s ability to fight against terrorism and building trust with other country’s. The former chief said that Terrorism should be condemned and banned in every form of its and each state should withdraw from its territory to fight against terrorism. He discussed the various ways through which terrorism can be curbed in the nation making it a better place to live.