Islamabad: Pakistan will react to an
Indian court`s conviction of Ajmal Amir Kasab for involvement
in the 2008 Mumbai attacks once the detailed judgment is made
public, Interior Minister Rehman Malik said today.
Malik made the remarks hours after a special court in
Mumbai found Kasab, the lone terrorist arrested during the
attacks, guilty of murder and waging war against India.
He said Pakistan will react to the cinviction after
the detailed judgement is made public.
Kasab was convicted on most of the 86 charges against
him and faces the death penalty.
The Interior Minister also told reporters outside
parliament that there was credible information about the death
of Hakimullah Mehsud, the chief of the banned Tehrik-e-Taliban
However, the government cannot conduct a DNA test to
prove the death of Hakimullah Mehsud as it did not possess his
body, he said.
Hakimullah claimed in new video posted on the internet
today that he was alive and well.
He also warned that his fighters would carry out
attacks on major cities in the US within a month to avenge the
killing of top Taliban leaders like Baithullah Mehsud.
Reports earlier this year had said that Hakimullah was
killed in a US drone attack in Pakistan?s tribal belt in
Malik further said: "Terrorists are not Muslims. They
are rather infidels. The operation against militants will
continue till the last militant is killed or captured."