PM turns down Pak invitation
‘Punish Mumbai Attack Culprits First’
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
New Delhi, Dec 16: Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Sunday said that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has deferred his much awaited visit to Pakistan as the neighbouring country has not yet punished anyone involved in Mumbai attack.
Malik said Pakistan has already invited him to visit that country and yesterday too he had renewed that invitation. "I told him that people of Pakistan want to see him, especially the people of village Chatwal where he has born. But his point of view was that my people here ask what you have done for the people who suffered during 26/11. He has his points," he said.
Malik, who was delivering a lecture at Observer Research Foundation here, said the Prime Minister is in two capacities - one he is Manmohan Singh, and second he is the Prime Minister of India. "He has his constituency and that constituency is people of India. The perception created in India is that Pakistan is doing nothing for 26/11 case in Pakistan or Mumbai blast (26/11). Of course he wants some effective action," he said.
The Pakistani leader said his country would be able to satisfy Singh after the visit of the second judicial commission which would cross examine four Indian witnesses and would facilitate expediting the 26/11 case in Pakistan.
"Two-three things he had mentioned and I promised we will do it. The moment the second Commission comes, I have no doubt in my mind that we would be able to satisfy him. He has to satisfy his constituency. I think he wants to ensure that he has some good answer to that,” Malik said.
"I have committed with him that I will do my best. We have to expedite the case. It was a good meeting. I am quite satisfied. I hope that he will reconsider the decision," he said.
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