ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has reportedly said that resolving the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks case was in the interest of Pakistan as it was an “act of terrorism”. Making the comments in an interview with a media source, he said that he had asked his government to review the status of the case as resolving it was in their interest. “We also want something done about the bombers of Mumbai. I have asked our government to find out the status of the case. Resolving that case is in our interest because it was an act of terrorism,” Khan said.
His remarks came days after India slammed its neighbour for showing “little sincerity in bringing the perpetrators to justice.” In a statement issued on the 10th anniversary of the 2008 Mumbai attacks, India had expressed its disappointment with Pakistan as the masterminds of the deadly attack that killed 166 people continue to roam freely on the streets of Pakistan. Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat reacted to Khan's comments. He said, “We know who did it. I don't think we have to get anymore statement from anybody. International community knows who did it. Acceptance is good but even without it, we knew who had done it.”
Meanwhile, Khan also claimed that his overtures of peace with India had been rejected by the Narendra Modi government repeatedly. He alleged that the current Indian government was “anti-Muslim” and “anti-Pakistan”. “India has elections coming up. The ruling party has an anti-Muslim, anti-Pakistan approach. They rebuffed all my overtures,” Khan said. He added, “I have opened a visa-free peace corridor with India called Kartarpur. Let's hope that after the election is over, we can again resume talks with India.”