Pak Foreign Office says not aware of India`s demand on Saeed

Last Updated: Thursday, March 4, 2010 - 23:09

Islamabad: With India asking Pakistan to hand
over JuD chief and 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Mohd Saeed, the
Foreign Office here said today that it was not aware of any
such demand from New Delhi.

"I don`t think they have asked for Hafiz Saeed. I am not
aware that they have asked for Hafiz Saeed to be handed over,"
Pakistan Foreign Office spokesman Abdul Basit said in response
to a question during a weekly news briefing.

His comments came despite India recently giving three
dossiers to Pakistan containing names of 34 terrorists wanted
by it, including Saeed, and demanding that they be handed
over.

Saeed is also the founder of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT),
blamed by India for the November 2008 attacks in Mumbai.
LeT`s operations chief Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, who is among
seven suspects arrested by Pakistan in connection with the
Mumbai attacks, has been undergoing trial at an anti-terrorism
court in Rawalpindi.

Asked if the recent killings of Indians and Pakistanis in
Afghanistan were part of a "proxy war", Basit replied: "I
would be reluctant to be drawn into this debate. I think it is
too early, let us wait."

-PTI



First Published: Thursday, March 4, 2010 - 23:09

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