Following a shocking revelation that deadly 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks was carried out by a terror outfit based in Pakistan, Islamabad's former national security Advisor Mahmud Ali Durrani on Tuesday asserted that it is the responsibility of states to ensure that its territory is not used for terrorist activities.
"No state should allow non-state actors to be active or declare war on somebody. It is the responsibility of the state to make sure that its territory is not used and believe there is no role of non state actor in interstate relationship," Durrani told ANI.
Durrani yesterday said the Mumbai terror attack was carried out by a terror outfit based in Pakistan, adding that it was a classic trans-border terrorist event.
"The 26/11 Mumbai attack, carried out by a terror group based in Pakistan, is an example of a classic trans-border terrorist event," he said while speaking at the 19th Asian Security Conference being held at the Institute of Defence and Studies and Analyses.
He said that because he held on this view, the government was not too pleased and it could one of reasons why he lost his job as the National Security Advisor.
Durrani also said that Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed had no utility and Pakistan should act against him.
Durrani, a retired army general, was the National Security Advisor to the Pakistani Government when 10 Pakistani terrorists sneaked into Mumbai after hijacking a boat and killed at least 164 people and wounding 308 across the city.