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Jan 28, 2009 at 12:50am IST

Pak misses deadline, late reply to dossier

New Delhi: Pakistan has extended by two days its preliminary report on the Mumbai attack dossier. Some Pakistani media reports said the Special Investigation Group had made considerable headway. The reports said the group was establishing the identity of suspects in the Mumbai attacks.

It was also examining how the material given by India could stand up in the anti-terror courts. Pakistan's laws do not cover crimes by its nationals committed outside the country.

Earlier Prime Minister Gillani had indicated that Pakistan's investigations had to move fast, he had also hinted at extraditing terror suspects to India if bilateral relations were normalised.

That may not be to the liking of extremist groups the jamaat-ud-Dawa held a noisy demonstration at Muridke near Lahore demanding that the ban on it be lifted.

Pressure on Islamabad from another direction as well the US has cut $55 mn from a Pakistani bill seeking reimbursement of expenses incurred in the war in the tribal areas.

The cut may not be directly linked to the Mumbai investigations but carries a warning to Islamabad.

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