Islamabad: Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has contradicted media reports over arrests being made in the country in connection with the foiled New York’ Times Square bombing plot.
Talking to reporters before leaving for Beijing, Malik clarified that none of the friends or relatives of Faisal Shehzad, who has been accused of masterminding the bomb attack, have been arrested in Pakistan.
Malik said Islamabad is yet to receive any formal request from Washington to probe the case, The Nation reports.
He termed the bombing plot as a ‘conspiracy against Pakistan’, but added that the government would take stern action against all those involved in the terror plot.
“Pakistan would extend its full support to the US authorities in probing the matter. No one would be allowed to use Pakistan’s territory for any act of terrorism,” Malik said.