12 Feb : Two months after being in constant denial mode, Pakistan finally admitted that "some part of the conspiracy" behind the Mumbai attacks took place on its soil and a case has been registered against nine people including Ajmal Kasab, the lone captured terrorist.
After a series of flip-flops denying Kasab’s nationality and the role of Pakistani nationals, Interior Ministry chief Rahman Malik said "most of the conspirators" of the Mumbai strikes were in their custody.
Islamabad on Thursday made its first formal response to the Indian dossier on the attacks blamed on terrorists based on its soil at a press conference by Malik who gave details of the probe followed a meeting Indian High Commissioner Satyabrata Pal had with officials in Islamabad on Thursday morning.
While the Indian Foreign Office said it will study the Pakistani response and react further, the Pakistani Foreign Office hoped India would reciprocate with the same spirit of cooperation.
Malik identified Hamad Amin Sadiq, a 38-year-old-man hailing from Punjab province, as the "main operator" in facilitating and coordinating the Mumbai attacks and named two others one Khan and one Riaz as accused in the case.