Pakistan might be 'pretending' to take action against 26/11 mastermind Lakhvi: Naqvi
NEW DELHI: After the Pakistani court reportedly issued notice against 26/11 Mumbai attack mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, Union Minister of Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Thursday showed doubts on the Pak’s intention to take action in this matter and said that they have to take some serious step.
“Pakistan is being cornered across the world. It is viewed as a country that promotes terrorism. The entire world thinks that Pakistan is becoming a safe haven to terrorists. So, it might happen that they are just trying to pretend that they are taking action. This will not work they have to take some action serious against him,” Naqvi told ANI.
Further commenting on U.S. stand on terrorism Naqvi said Pakistan is getting pressure from the entire world to eliminate terrorism, adding that the combination of Pakistan and terrorism is causing problems for Islamabad itself.
As per reports, an anti-terrorism court in Pakistan has issued notices to seven accused of 2008 Mumbai attack case, including LeT commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi.
It is said that the prosecution and defence lawyers would present their arguments on September 22.
LeT operations commander Lakhvi, Abdul Wajid, Mazhar Iqbal, Hamad Amin Sadiq, Shahid Jameel Riaz, Jamil Ahmed and Younis Anjum are accused of abetment to murder, attempted murder, planning and executing of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks.
The case has been underway for more than six years.