ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has expressed dissatisfaction over the Indian response to its dossier seeking information about the role of David Coleman Headley in the Mumbai attacks, officials said here on Monday.
“We have received a reply from India but it did not give us satisfactory information,” a Foreign Office official, who wished not to be named, told The Express Tribune. “The information, provided by India, is being examined by the interior and law ministries,” the official added. However, he would not elaborate further. Forty-nine year old Headley, the Pakistani American now in US custody, confessed his involvement in the terrorist attack on India’s financial capital. In a plea bargain with the US authorities, he admitted to scouting for the Lashker-e-Taiba (LeT) ahead of the Mumbai attack.
On August 18, Pakistan had sent a dossier to India, containing 47 queries related to Headley and Jamaat-ud-Dawa Chief Hafiz Saeed and their role in planning the November 2008 attack on Mumbai, which claimed 166 lives.
The questions were related to Headley’s nine trips to India and details about the people he met during those visits. The dossier also asked whether the Indian government knew about his visits and whether he was under surveillance at the time. It sought basic information like Headley’s parentage. Islamabad raised these questions in response to India’s 10 dossiers including three specifically relating to Hafiz Saeed about the involvement of Pakistani nationals in the Mumbai attack.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 7th, 2010.
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