Islamabad: Pakistan has not received any
"solid evidence" against outlawed Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz
Mohammed Saeed from India so far, Foreign Minister Shah
Mahmood Qureshi said today, as New Delhi presented a fresh
dossier on the carnage to Islamabad.
The dossiers with information on the Mumbai attacks
provided by India do not have any proof regarding the
culpability of Saeed, Qureshi said.
He urged India to provide any evidence it has against
Saeed, also the founder of the banned Lashker-e-Toiba blamed
by New Delhi for carrying out the Mumbai attacks last year.
Any evidence received from India will be reviewed by
Pakistan, Qureshi said. Pakistan will not allow its soil to be
used for terrorist purposes, he told reporters in his hometown
Qureshi spoke as India today presented a fresh dossier
on the Mumbai attacks to Pakistani High Commissioner Shahid
Malik in New Delhi.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh can share with Pakistan
information on any terrorist threats available with the Indian
government, Qureshi said.
The sharing of information on terrorist threats had
been agreed upon when Singh met his Pakistani counterpart
Yousuf Raza Gilani on the sidelines of the Non-Aligned
Movement summit in Sharm el-Sheikh last month, he said.
Meanwhile an Indian statement said
"some material pertaining to the terrorist attack in Mumbai"
was handed over to Pakistan’s High Commissioner Shahid Malik
by Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao during a meeting in
New Delhi today.
"Arrangements are being made for the receipt of the
material here. Once received, the material will be forwarded
to the interior ministry for examination," the statement said.
Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi told
reporters in his hometown of Multan this afternoon that
Pakistan will examine the fresh Indian dossier as and when it
reaches the country.
"Our legal experts will examine the new Indian dossier
to see whether it is legally tenable," he said when he asked
to comment on the fresh dossier handed over to Pakistan’s High
Dossiers received earlier from India had no
significant evidence against outlawed Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief
Hafiz Mohammed Saeed but any evidence in the fresh dossier
will be examined by Pakistan, he said.
Diplomatic sources told that the fresh dossier
contained answers to several questions raised by the Pakistani
side with regard to the Mumbai attacks and evidence linking
Saeed to the assault.