Durrani needs to be further interrogated by 'transparent' agency: NCP

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] Mar. 7 (ANI): Taking cognizance of the statement made by Pakistan's former national security advisor Mahmud Ali Durrani in regard with the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Tuesday said Durrani needs to be further interrogated by a transparent agency. "This revelation by Mr. Durrani saying that Pakistan has its share of involvement in 26/11 terror activity is a very shocking and important revelation. He needs to be interrogated further and more detailed information must be extracted to be acted upon by an independent and transparent agency which is trust-worthy," NCP leader Majeed Memon told ANI. He added that this is time for the Nawaz Sharif establishment to go further into details of what Durrani has said. "I wish he would have said this much earlier. I don't know why he was quiet for all these years when he had such important information and when everybody in this world wants to contribute in waging war against terrorism," Memon asserted. He further said the whole world should stand by India and call upon Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to take note of the information which is vital and relevant to one of the worst attacks in history. "This is the time when Nawaz Sharif is on litmus test to prove whether he wants to establish that he is also against terrorism," Memon added. On Monday, Durrani said the November 26, 2008 terror attack in Mumbai was carried out by a terror group based in Pakistan, adding that it was a classic trans-border terrorist event. "26/11 Mumbai attack carried out by a terror group based in Pakistan is a classic trans-border terrorist event," he said while speaking at the 19th Asian Security Conference being held at the Institute of Defence and Studies and Analyses. He said that because he held on this view, the government was not too pleased with, and it could one of reasons why he lost his job as National Security Advisor (NSA). Durrani also added that Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed had no utility and Pakistan should act against him. Mahmud Ali Durrani, a retired army general, was the National Security Advisor to the Pakistani government when 10 Pakistani terrorists sneaked into Mumbai after hijacking a boat and killed at least 164 people and wounding 308 across the city. New Delhi has provided ample evidence to Islamabad over involvement of top Lashkar-e-Taiba commanders in the November 26, 2008 attacks. However, Pakistan has denied all such allegations blaming 'non-state actors' for the incident. (ANI)