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Pakistan should take credible steps against terror, says Pranab

Source: PTI
February 13, 2009 00:08 IST
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External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee, who discussed Pakistan's response on the Mumbai terror attacks dossier with senior ministerial colleagues P Chidambaram and A K Antony, on Thursday said that India is examining the report received from Islamabad.

"Pakistani authorities have admitted that elements in Pakistan were responsible for terror attacks in Mumbai," Mukherjee told reporters hours after Pakistan's response was handed over to India's High Commissioner in Islamabad Satyabrata Pal.

Mukherjee noted that Pakistan has taken some steps and some persons have been arrested.

"This is a positive step," he said. "They (Pakistan) have also asked for more material. We are examining it. After examination, we will share whatever we can," said the minister who will make a detailed statement on the issue in Parliament on Friday.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who is recuperating from bypass surgery, is understood to have been informed about the development.

The External Affairs Minister's comment came hours after Pakistan admitted that Mumbai attacks were 'partially' hatched in that country and that six people have been arrested in this connection.

Mukherjee said India expects Pakistan to take 'credible steps' to dismantle the infrastructure which is used by terror elements.

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