Pak washes hands off 26/11

Pakistan rejected India's assertion on Thursday that the state agencies were involved in the 2008 Mumbai attacks, saying New Delhi should share evidence it has so that a thorough investigation can be conducted by Pakistani authorities.

'We totally reject any allegation of involvement of any of our state elements. Terrorism is a common enemy and both countries have an ongoing cooperation in this field,' the foreign office spokesperson Moazzam Khan said during a weekly news briefing.

Responding to a question about India's contention that terror suspect Zabiuddin Ansari, alias Abu Jundal, had revealed that state actors were involved in the Mumbai incident, Khan said: 'We are willing to cooperate and help in any manner possible. If [India has] any information particular to any person or incident, they are most welcome to share it with us and we will look into it.'

The Congress reacted sharply to Pakistan rejecting as 'insinuation' the contention that state actors from that country were involved in the Mumbai terror attacks and said that such an approach does not help better the ties between the two countries.

The party spokesperson Manish Tewari said, 'Rejecting India's contention as insinuation is by no stretch of imagination a constructive approach that can broaden and deepen Indo-Pak relations.' He said that the best confidence building measure will be in taking 'concrete and absolute action' against the perpetrators of the Mumbai terror strikes.
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