(PAKISTAN) – Pakistan’s government released a statement Thursday saying they “strongly contest” the suit filed against the country’s intelligence agency, Inter-Services Intelligence, in a New York court.
The lawsuits, filed in federal court in Brooklyn by relatives of victims of the 2008 Mumbai attack, name the ISI.
The government of Pakistan and the Pakistan embassy in Washington say they will defend the suit on behalf of the ISI and its directors.
In a statement to the National Assembly, Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani said they will seek dismissal. “We do not believe the ISI, as an agency of the Government of Pakistan, or its present and former officials could be subjected to civil litigation in the courts of the United States and we intend to take appropriate steps to obtain dismissal of this action.”
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