Lakhvi's release: Pakistan protests to India over unnecessary media hype
Official says neither India cooperated with Pakistan to investigate Mumbai attacks, nor is it investigating 2007 Samjhauta Express bombing
Pakistan has protested to India over unnecessarily creating media hype on the release of Zakiur Rahman Lakhvi by court.
According to a government official, Foreign Office summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner and handed over a protest note to him in this regard.
The official said instead of creating hype and projecting the case in the media out of proportion, India should behave diplomatically and express concern in diplomatic norms.
Pakistan also expressed concern with India for summoning of Pakistan's High Commissioner to Ministry of External Affairs.
The official while giving details of two important incidents, 2008 Mumbai terror attack and 2007 Samjhauta Express bombings, urged India to allow the judicial process to be completed before creating any hype and projecting the day to day proceedings at the court in the press without any justification.
The official said India did not cooperate with Pakistan on Mumbai incident and also did not allow Pakistani prosecutors to investigate Ajmal Kasab, the main accused in Mumbai attack.
About Samjhauta Express incident, in which 68 passengers, mostly Pakistanis, were killed, the officials said despite admitting involvement by Indians, there has been no progress on this case.
Pakistani official said a Hindu extremist leader Swami Assemanand confessed to his involvement in attack on the train, but he was released on bail.