India’s fugitive list error not a big issue: Pak

Pak’s Rehman Malik played down India`s goof-ups in the fugitive list saying "Let`s forget about it".

Islamabad: Pakistan’s Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Saturday said errors in a list of 50 fugitives sought by India from Pakistan should not be made a "big issue" and the two countries should move forward to enhance their friendship.

"The wrong listing of Indian wanted persons, and their subsequent recovery within Indian jails - let us not make it a big issue," Malik said on micro-blogging site Twitter.

"This is how some elements within bureaucracy create misunderstandings, even within states... Let us forget about it, and move forward sincerely to enhance friendship between Pakistan and India," he said.

Malik called on the world to recognize Pakistan`s sacrifices in the war on terror as the country had lost 30,000 innocent civilian lives.

"We all need to work together for the peace and stability of our region," he said.

Earlier in the day, Foreign Office spokesperson Tehmina Janjua skirted the issue of errors in a list of 50 wanted fugitives and said Islamabad would consider New Delhi`s requests for tracing suspects believed to be on Pakistani soil with "great seriousness".

To the embarrassment of India`s Home Ministry and security agencies, it recently emerged that two men on the list of 50 most wanted fugitives were in India.

The list, handed over to Pakistan earlier this year, included the names of five Pakistani army officers linked to the Mumbai attacks.


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