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We need to examine evidence against Saeed: Pak

August 28, 2009 19:26 IST

The Pakistan government needs to examine the evidence provided by India, on the basis of which Interpol issued a Red Corner Notice against Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said.

"We will examine it (the Red Corner Notice)," he said.

Malik said, "Certain procedures were required to pursue" the notice. Malik was responding to a question on the Red Corner Notice issued for Saeed by Interpol at a news conference he addressed in London on Thursday.

He reiterated that Pakistan will never allow anyone to use its territory "against India or anyone else".

Interpol circulated the notice for Saeed on Tuesday after a special court in Mumbai issued a non-bailable arrest warrant for the JuD chief for his alleged involvement in planning and executing the Mumbai terror attacks.

India recently handed over to Pakistan the latest dossier on the Mumbai incident -- that provides extensive information on Saeed's contacts with the 10 terrorists who carried out the attacks -- and his role in training and motivating them.

Malik said Pakistan has received this latest dossier from India but needs to examine whether "it meets the procedural requirements". He added, "We need tangible evidence which can stand the test of the court."

The action taken by the Pakistan government to investigate the Mumbai attacks has been 'very transparent', he said.

Rezaul H Laskar in Islamabad
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