President Asif Ali Zardari has assured India that Pakistan will take action against alleged mastermind of last November’s Mumbai terror attacks and JuD chief Hafiz Saeed.
In response to a query in London, Zardari told a journalist: “We’ll take action against Hafiz Saeed.”
Pakistan lately filed two cases against Saeed under anti-terror act following the pressure from the United States.
He has been booked for giving anti-state speeches in his rallies and amassing charity to fund terror activities. The cases have been lodged in Faisalabad.
It should be noted that hours before the action against Saeed, Timothy Roemer, the US Ambassador to India, had called on Islamabad to take action against the 26/11 attack suspects, including Saeed.
“There are five, probably six, suspects currently being held in Islamabad in connection with the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks. It is extremely important that these six people be brought to justice and put behind bars and receive sentences commensurate with their crimes against India, US and the world,” Roemer said
“I hope that in future the action on 26/11 includes people like Hafiz Saeed. Recently he was put into an Interpol red flag list,” he added.
Roemer said that the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) is a regional and global threat to both the US and India, and stressed that Washington is committed to defeating and crush the banned terror outfit.
“It is time to reflect on the common enemy of the US and India. We share concerns about the LeT, Al Qaeda and the Taliban and the threat emanating from that part of the world,” he added.