Archive for February 28th, 2009

Who wiill deny the PAK-26/11 connenction next ?

February 28, 2009



DAY_1 // 27th February, 2009

    Pak back in denial mode on Kasab

KARACHI/NEW DELHI, Feb. 27: Pakistan returned to denial mode once again, with its navy chief Admiral Noman Bashir claiming there was no proof that Ajmal Kasab took the sea route from this country to carry out the Mumbai terror attacks.
“We have seen no evidence that confirms he went from Pakistan to Mumbai,” Admiral Bashir said here, contradicting his government’s admission two weeks back that the Mumbai attacks were “partly” plotted on its soil and launched from its shores. He added that if Indian claims in this regard were true, it showed the failure of India’s Navy and Coast Guard.
In New Delhi, home minister Mr P Chidambaram, asked for his reaction, said: “I am sure somebody else will refute him tomorrow.” He also indicated that India’s reply to Pakistan’s queries on the Mumbai attacks will be ready next week.
Meanwhile, Pakistan has sacked its special public prosecutor in the Mumbai attacks case, Sardar Mohammad Ghazi, for his controversial remarks on Ajmal Kasab. n PTI.
Courtesy :The Statesman News Bureau


DAY_2 // 28th February, 2009

    A day after, Pak Navy Chief says, India’s proof correct

Karachi: Adding to flip-flops over the Mumbai attacks, Pakistan’s Navy Chief retracted his statement that Ajmal Amir Kasab did not take the sea route and said he backed Interior Ministry’s report that nine terrorists had sailed from Karachi to launch the strikes.
Admiral Noman Bashir, who had on Friday contended that the Navy had no evidence to prove that Kasab took the sea route, said he was not contradicting Interior Ministry’s report on the Mumbai attacks.
“We have not been directly involved in the investigation, which is under the domain of the Interior Ministry. Therefore they are better equipped, they have better knowledge and information,” he said.
Interior Ministry Chief Rehman Malik had admitted on Feb 12, when Pakistan gave its response to Indian dossier, that the Mumbai attacks were ‘partly’ plotted on Pakistan soil and launched from its shores for which it has arrested six persons. Malik had said nine terrorists had travelled in three boats from Karachi to Mumbai.
“We have no contradictory opinion on the report prepared by them. Whatever evidence they have is correct. I won’t contradict it,” Admiral Bashir said.
“I had said (yesterday) that as Pakistan Navy chief I do not have any evidence. This does not imply that the Ministry of Interior (also) has no evidence,” the Navy Chief said.
Admiral Bashir’s remarks on Friday were rebuffed by India which said that this was part of ‘prevarications’ by Pakistan.
Asked about Bashir’s contention, Home Minister P Chidambaram said in New Delhi, “I am sure somebody will deny it tomorrow. This is part of prevarications”.

Courtesy : Indian Express Bureau