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26/11 Mumbai attacks carried out by Pak-based terror group, Pakistan has no utility for Hafiz Saeed: Former Pak NSA Mahmud Ali Durrani

In A Biggest Statement Ever Made By An Ex-Pakistani General, Ex-Pakistani NSA Mahmud Ali Durrani Has Said That Pakistan Had A Role In The 26/11 Mumbai Terror Attacks. The Statement Made By Durrani Has Also Proved That Pakistan Is A Terrorist Sponsoring State.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Bindiya Bhatt | Updated on: 06 Mar 2017, 07:06:04 PM
26/11 Mumbai attacks carried out by Pak-based terror group, Pakistan has no utility for Hafiz Saeed: Former Pak NSA Mahmud Ali Durrani

New Delhi:

In a biggest statement ever made by an ex-Pakistani general, ex-Pakistani NSA Mahmud Ali Durrani has said that Pakistan had a role in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks. The statement made by Durrani has also proved that Pakistan is a terrorist sponsoring state.

Speaking at the 19th Asian Security Conference in Delhi, Durrani admitted that a terror group based in Pakistan carried out the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.

“I hate to admit it that the 26/11 Mumbai attack carried out by a terror group based in Pakistan is classic trans-border terrorist event,” he said.

When asked about Hafiz Saeed's utility for Pakistan he said, “Hafiz Saeed has no utility, we should act against him.” Pak Defence Analyst Tariq Pirzada reacted to Durrani’s statement saying, “Ex-Pakistan NSA is speaking pure rubbish.”

However, Durrani soon made a U-turn and said, “Pakistan government and ISI had nothing to do with the 26/11 Mumbai attacks.” 

It may be recalled that Durrani was fired in 2009 after he had admitted that Ajmal Kasab, the lone terrorist caught in connection with Mumbai terror attacks, was a Pakistani.

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According to reports, Durrani’s comments won’t have any legal implications on the proceedings of the case.

Mohammad Hanif Atmar, the National Security Advisor to President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani, was also present during the conference. “We share the region with Pakistan, which has the highest concentration of terrorists anywhere,” he said.

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“Despite international investment in counter-terrorism, terrorism is growing its capabilities and presence in AfPak region,” he added.

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First Published : 06 Mar 2017, 02:56:00 PM

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