ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani on Monday chaired a meeting of the Defence Committee of Cabinet, that deliberated on the security situation in the country particularly in Swat and tribal areas. In the meeting held at PM House, the committee was briefed on the progress on the inquiry based on information provided by Indian authorities concerning the Mumbai attacks.
The meeting decided that on the basis of inquiry conducted by FIA, the case should be registered and further investigation be carried out so that the perpetrators of the heinous crime, wherever they may be, are brought to justice in accordance with the law of the land.
The meeting acknowledged that inquiry had been conducted professionally and endorsed the recommendations of the Interior Ministry to proceed with the registration of the case.
The meeting however, observed that without substantial evidence from India it will be exceedingly difficult to complete the investigation and proceed with the case.
In order to complete the investigation the questions which are arising from the inquiry carried out by the FIA need to be answered by the Indian authorities.
These will be communicated to the Indian authorities shortly.
The meeting was attended by the Minister for Defence, Ch. Ahmad Mukhtar, Minister for Defence Production, Mr. Abdul Qayyum Khan Jatoi, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Sherry Rehman, Minister for Law, Farooq H Naik, Advisor to PM on Finance, Shaukat A. Tareen, Advisor to PM on Interior, Rehman Malik, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, General Tariq Majid, Chief of Army Staff, General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani, Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Noman Bashir, Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Tanvir Mehmood Ahmad, DG ISI, Secretary Cabinet, Secretary Foreign Affairs, Secretary Defence, Secretary Interior and DG IB.