NATIONAL

Pak. rejects claim

ISLAMABAD, Nov. 9. Pakistan has alleged that the incident involving the killing of two persons at Ansal Plaza was a pre-meditated murder and categorically rejected the claim of the Indian Government that they are Pakistani nationals.

In a statement here, the Pakistan Foreign Office has rejected the demand of the Indian Government to claim the bodies of the two persons. ``The two persons shot dead by the Indian Police are not Pakistani Nationals,'' the Foreign Office maintained.

The spokesman referred to reports in the Indian media, which suggested that the evidence of their Pakistani nationality was ``fabricated'' by the Indian agencies involved in the custodial killing of the two so-called ``terrorists''.

The statement said according to the eyewitness account given by Dr. Krishna, ``the two boys were unarmed and barely able to walk when they were killed by the police''. It said the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) had also taken exception to their Government's version.

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