In order to save face in the wake of blaming Pakistan for the Mumbai Attacks, India has asked from Pakistan to hand over twenty people. It’s really funny that India has asked for those people, who are not even Pakistan and Pakistani government itself is trying to find out them. This could be the moment for both countries to join hands and find those people together. The Indian list included Dawood Ibrahim, a Mumbai underworld leader, and Maulana Masood Azhar, a Pakistani cleric freed from jail in India in exchange for passengers on a hijacked plane.
Pakistan is showing extreme restrain and offering unprecedented assistance to the Indian counterparts. In a significant move to assist India in the investigation of the Nov 26 Mumbai terrorist attacks, Pakistan has formally proposed to New Delhi that a joint commission co-chaired by the national security advisers of the two countries be constituted at the earliest to specifically look into this incident.
Pakistan has condemned in the strongest possible terms the recent terrorist attacks in Mumbai. Pakistan has condoled with the families of the victims and the people and the government of India; Pakistan has reiterated the assurances of our utmost cooperation and assistance to bring the perpetrators of this heinous act of terrorism to justice.
India must understand that the issue of terrorism is a major challenge of our times and we should fight it together.