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Pakistan formally informs India of actions regarding Mumbai attacks

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Islamabad, Jan 17, IRNA - Pakistan Friday formally informed India of actions it has taken relating to the Mumbai terrorist attacks, the Foreign Ministry said.

The Interior Ministry says 124 activists of Jamaat ud Dawaa including its chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed have been arrested and 20 offices, 87 schools, two libraries, seven religious schools, and Websites of the group have been closed.

According to Interior Advisor Rehman Malik Pakistani security forces had also closed five training camps currently run by Lashkar-e-Taiba following a resolution passed by the UN Security Council.

Indian authorities blamed Jamaat ud Dawaa and Lashkar for masterminding the Mumbai attacks, which had killed nearly 170 people and injured over 300.

"Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir on Friday conveyed to the Indian High Commissioner in Islamabad the sequence and series of actions initiated by Pakistan's government in pursuance of its international obligations and Mumbai terrorist attacks," a Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

The government has also formed a high level investigation team that will probe the information provided by India.

The Foreign Secretary mentioned that an official inquiry has already been launched as announced by the Prime Minister of Pakistan in his address to the National Assembly, on January 13, 2009.

The Foreign Secretary mentioned that it was important for Pakistan and India to chart the way forward on anti-terrorism cooperation as well as the imperative need for an across the board constructive bilateral engagement.

He also transmitted a letter addressed by Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani in response to the New Year's greetings received from Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

EndNews / IRNA / News Code 306218

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