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After 26/11 admission, ex-Pakistan NSA says state should ensure its territory is not used for terror activities

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 10:37
After 26/11 admission, ex-Pakistan NSA says state should ensure its territory is not used for terror activities

New Delhi: A day after he admitted that a terrorist group from his country carried out the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, Pakistan's former National Security Advisor (NSA) Mahmud Ali Durrani on Tuesday asserted that it is the responsibility of a state to ensure its territory is not used for terror activities.

Commenting on the Kabul and Islamabad's deteriorating relations, Durrani said, “Unfortunately at the moment there are problems in relations between governments of Pakistan and Afghanistan.”

The Pakistan's former top security officer yesterday said the 26/11 attack was a "classic example" of cross-border terrorism, carried out by a Pakistan-based group and hoped that its chief Hafiz Saeed is punished.

Durrani's admission at the 19th Asian Security Conference held at the Institute of Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) here is the first by any high-ranking Pakistani official that confirms India's stand that the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) plotted and executed the carnage nine years ago, killing 166 Indians and foreigners.

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Durrani, who had served as a Major General in the Pakistani Army, was sacked in 2009 for having indicated that Ajmal Kasab, the lone Pakistani terrorist arrested for the Mumbai terror attack, may have been a Pakistani. Kasab was hanged by India.

First Published: Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 10:37
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