Pak FIA list on 26/11 attack ‘glaringly omits’ mastermind, key conspirators: MEA

New Delhi (NVI): Taking note of media reports in Pakistan, regarding Pak’s Federal Investigative Agency, releasing an updated list of perpetrators in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, the Ministry of External Affairs today said that the FIA list “glaringly omits” the mastermind and key conspirators.

Notably, Pakistan has not taken any real action on the ground against the masterminds, Hafiz Saeed and Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi in of the gruesome terror attacks on the Indian soil that claimed 166 lives. The deceased in the attack belonged to at least 15 foreign countries.

“We have seen media reports in Pakistan about Pakistan’s Federal Investigative Agency (FIA) releasing an updated ‘book on Most Wanted/High Profile Terrorists’ listing several Pakistani nationals involved in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks,” the MEA said in a statement here.

“While the list includes a select few members of the Lashkar-e-Tayyiba, a UN designated terror entity based in Pakistan, including the crew members of the boats used to execute the 26/11 attack, it glaringly omits the mastermind and key conspirators of the heinous terror attack,” it added.

The External Affairs Ministry further said: “It is a fact that the 26/11 terror attack was planned, executed and launched from Pakistan’s territory. The list makes it clear that Pakistan possesses all the necessary information and evidence on the conspirators and facilitators of the Mumbai terror attack based in Pakistan.”

The Indian Government has repeatedly called on the Pakistan government to give up its “obfuscation and dilatory tactics” in discharging its international obligations in the Mumbai terror attacks trial,” the Ministry added.

Several other countries have also called upon Pakistan to expeditiously bring the perpetrators of the dastardly terror attacks to justice, it said.

“It is a matter of serious concern that, despite its own public acknowledgment as well as the availability of all necessary evidence, including that shared by India, Pakistan is yet to show sincerity in delivering justice to the families of 166 victims from 15 countries across the globe, even as we near the 12th anniversary of 26/11 attacks,” read the MEA statement.

-ARK