ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Foreign Minister (FM) Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Thursday asked international community to take notice of the Indian double standard on the verdict of Samjhauta Express.
Addressing media briefing at Foreign Office, FM Qureshi said that the main accused in the Samjhauta tragedy were acquitted and the world should take notice of this double standard. He also mentioned that India’s attempt also foiled to attach Pulwama attack with Pakistan.
Turning to decision of National Investigation Agency Court of India in Samjhauta Express took everyone by surprise. The court acquitted four principle accused after 11 years. The decision is perplexing as Main accused Swami Aseemanand had himself confessed to be involved in this incident. Pakistan strongly protested on this development and gave a demarche to India. He said the world needs to take notice of duplicity of India.
It is pertinent to mention here that the Indian special court on Wednesday acquitted all Hindu extremists involved in two blasts carried out in the Samjhauta Express
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