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Pakistan creating an 'illusion' of acting upon Lakhvi: JD (U)

Updated: Sep 08, 2016 12:59 IST

New Delhi [India], Sept. 8 (ANI): With a Pakistani court issuing notices to seven accused of the 2008 Mumbai terror attack case including LeT commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, the Janata Dal (United) on Thursday expressed doubts at Islamabad's 'sincerity' in the matter, adding that it was not proceeding with sincerity on the ground.

JD (U) leader Pawan Verma said the US may have made a comment on Pakistan, that it is simulating action, but he doubts that it actually takes concrete action with concrete result.

"I find it difficult to believe the sincerity of Pakistan, the ISI and the army. I am afraid with the tacit support and the encouragement of the government itself, takes no action. It is like trading water at the same spot. Creating the illusion of action but not preceding with sincerity on the ground," he said.

"As regards to action both against terrorist and terrorism, Pakistan is actually using both as an instrument of state policy, specially against India," he added.

An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan on Wednesday issued notices to seven accused of 2008 Mumbai attack case, including LeT commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, and the government on a plea to examine the boat used by the 10 LeT terrorists to reach the Indian coast.

LeT operations commander Lakhvi, Abdul Wajid, Mazhar Iqbal, Hamad Amin Sadiq, Shahid Jameel Riaz, Jamil Ahmed and Younis Anjum are accused of abetment to murder, attempted murder, planning and executing the Mumbai attacks that left 166 people dead.

Lakhvi, believed to be the mastermind of the attacks, is living at an undisclosed location after getting the bail a year ago. Other six suspects are in Adiala Jail Rawalpindi.

The case has been underway for more than six years. (ANI)