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Country Report Pakistan

  • ID: 2101420
  • December 2014
  • Region: Pakistan
  • 25 Pages
  • The Economist Intelligence Unit

Pakistani prosecutors have said that they intend to challenge a local court's decision on December 18th to grant bail to a man accused of plotting the Mumbai terror attacks in 2008.

On December 18th a court in Islamabad granted bail to the commander of the banned Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militant outfit-Zaki-Ur-Rehman Lakhvi-accused of carrying out the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai, which left at least 166 people dead. The move came a day after Pakistan's prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, vowed to end terrorism in his country after the Taliban killed more than 140 people-mostly children-in Peshawar, in one of the worst attacks in the country for years.

Coming close on the heels of the Peshawar attack, the decision to grant bail to Mr Lakhvi was received with a degree of incredulity in India. India's foreign ministry objected to the move as evidence of Pakistan's selective approach towards terrorism and urged the Pakistani government to appeal against the verdict. On December 19th, amid growing criticism, prosecutors in Pakistan said that they would challenge the bail decision in a higher court.

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