Pakistan rejects India statement on Hafiz Saeed evidence

Foreign Office Spokesperson Abdul Basit says 'overheard statements' do not qualify as evidence.


Web Desk April 06, 2012

NEW DELHI: Pakistan on Friday rejected reports of India handing over evidence related to Jamaatud Dawa founder Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, Express News reported.

Foreign Office Spokesperson Abdul Basit said that "overheard statements" do not qualify as evidence.

Earlier today, Indian Foreign Minister SM Krishna while speaking to the media in New Delhi had said  that India has handed over all evidence related to Jamaatud Dawa founder Hafiz Muhammad Saeed.

Krishna had said that Pakistan should initiate legal proceedings against

The Indian foreign minister said that bilateral talks will be held between Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and President Asif Ali Zardari, during the latter’s visit to India.

The United States had recently announced a $10 million bounty.

US State Department spokesperson Mark Toner had clarified earlier on Wednesday that the Rewards for Justice notice against Saeed was not for ‘information about his whereabouts’, but to ‘seek evidence that can be used against Saeed’ which will pass “judicial scrutiny” and lead to his conviction, conceding that the information US intelligence and other agencies had thus far was not sufficient to earn them a conviction.

COMMENTS (79)

Ahmer Ali | 9 years ago | Reply

@vasan: You are absolutely right because and Indian government has to hand over USA all the evidences against Hafiz Saeed because US' government more and more needs of the evidences because US' leaders say that this head money on Hafiz Saeed will be the "sweetener" for them who want to provide us evidences.Actually against Hafiz Saeed there are no any evidences found for the involvement in any negative activities against any one any where and US' leaders are taking revenge from Hafiz Saeed because Hafiz Saeed is opposing openly,bravely and courageously to re-open the NATO's supply route from Pakistan and heading the Difa-e-Pakistan movement and Hafiz Saeed ain't terrorist at all.Hafiz Saeed is our religious asset and the asset can never be handed over any one and we can protect/secure/defend Hafiz Saeed at any cost.

realist | 9 years ago | Reply

I strongly suspect it is India that is putting up the $10 million amount. US just announced.

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