Provide “substantive” evidence against JuD chief: Pak to India
Islamabad: Pakistan will take action against JuD chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, a prime accused in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, if the India provides “actionable” and “substantive” evidence on the Lashkar-e-Taiba founder, Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said.
He made it clear that Pakistan would act if India provides substantive evidence against Saeed. Malik made the remarks while interacting with Indian journalists when he was asked about action being taken by Pakistan against Saeed, described by Indian officials as the mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks that killed 166 people.
Noting that Pakistani authorities had arrested LeT commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi on charges of involvement in the Mumbai incident, Malik said action could be taken against other suspects like Major Iqbal if more information is provided about them.
Major Iqbal, an officer of the Inter-Services Intelligence agency, was named by Pakistan-American LeT terrorist David Headley during his testimony at the recent trial of another terror suspect, Tahawwur Rana, in a court in Chicago.
Malik has sought to rubbish Headley’s testimony during earlier interactions with the media and he reiterated that he was not a credible witness. He questioned where Headley had obtained funds to travel overseas so frequently.