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Rehman Malik to meet PM today, to discuss Sir Creek issue

New Delhi, Dec 15 (): On the invitation of Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, Pakistan’s Interior Minister Rehman Malik, who arrived in India on Friday on a three-day visit is likely to meet Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh today and will discuss on the Sir Creek issue as well as the  26/11 case.

The Pakistan minister while talking to media persons after reaching India said that he visited India with an intention of love and peace. “The moment Ajmal Kasab was hanged, I was the one who came first to give my speech on the television to say that Pakistan respects the judgement of Indian courts,” said Mr Malik.

Malik assured that Pakistan is with India and will not leave any stone unturned in punishing the culprits of the Mumbai blast.”The day is not far away when the people of India will see the conviction and justice done to the 26/11 Mumbai blast,” said the minister.

Stating that terrorism brings grief, Malik disclosed that the country is conducting trial of seven Pakistanis who have been charged with involvement in the Mumbai attack. Indicating lack of evidence against the L-e-t founder Hafiz Saeed, Malik said that they have no soft corner for Hafiz Saeed, but due to lack of evidence the country could not take action so far.

“If I get enough evidence today before leaving from here, I shall right now order his arrest,” said Rehman Malik. Pakistan does not want any more repetition of incidents like Bombay blasts, Samjhauta blasts or Babri Masjid issue, said the minister.

When India expressed its wrath over the torture of Captain Kalia by Pakistani army in May 1999, Rehman Malik admitted that he has not yet examined the case as it was only recently brought to his notice. The minister also stated that when there is a fight in the border, it is not possible to know whether the captain died of a Pak bullet or whether he died due to weather.

Discussing on death row convict Sarabjit Singh, Malik assured that he will provide full assistance in the case and  also promised Sarabjit’s sister Dalbir Kaur that justice will be done finally.

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