Islamabad (November 29, 2017): Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua on Wednesday appeared before an anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Islamabad hearing the infamous 26/11 Mumbai attacks case.
An ATC-bench, headed by Justice Shahrukh Arjumand, had sought a report from the government regarding Indian witnesses.
Janjua was also accompanied by Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal.
During a previous hearing on November 15, the ATC was annoyed with the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) director for not recording statements of 27 Indian witnesses.The FIA director, while expressing hope that the matter would be resolved soon, had apprised the court that the interior and foreign ministries have had two conferences with regards to the Mumbai attack case. On this, the ATC had asked the secretaries of the interior and foreign ministries to present the said report.
On November 26, 2008, armed men attacked India’s financial capital Mumbai following which tensions mounted between Pakistan and India. At least 195 people, including 2 foreigners, were killed and several others were injured in the terror attack.
India has been pushing Pakistan to expedite the trial in the Mumbai attacks case while the United States also Islamabad to cooperate with New Delhi.