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Dec 17, 2008 at 09:09pm IST

No letter received from Kasab: Pak envoy

New Delhi: Pakistan is standing firm on its stand that there is no Pakistani link to Mumbai terror attack. On the other hand India is saying that it has enough proof to show that all the 10 terrorists who attacked Mumabi were Pakistanis and trained by Lashkar-e-Toiba.

However, in a complete and outright rejection of India's charges, Pakistan High Commissioner to India, Shahid Malik, says Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar is not in Pakistan.

Malik also disputes the proof that the captured Mumbai terrorist Ajmal Amir Kasab came from Pakistan in an exclusive interview to Karan Thapar.

Karan Thapar: Does Pakistan accept that Ajmal Amir Kasab is a Pakistani?

Shahid Malik: It's too premature to comment of this as you know we have been requesting the Indian government to share some evidence with us. I believe investigations are going on in Bombay (Mumbai). So we will wait for the outcome of those investigations. We have offered joint investigations. We want to take this to its logical end.

Karan Thapar: Kasab has sent a letter which has been delivered to you asking for legal assistance. How do you respond to that letter from Kasab?

Shahid Malik: No letter has been delivered to me or to the High Commission as yet. Yes, I have read it in the media. So these are all speculative reports. Masood Azhar's organisation Jaish-e-Mohammad was banned in 1992 and we are also looking for him. We do not know where he is.

Karan Thapar: You mean to say he is not under house arrest?

Shahid Malik: He is not under house arrest.

Karan Thapar: So the report that Masood Azhar has been house arrested in Bahawalpur is wrong?

Shahid Malik: Yes. As far as I know it is wrong because we are looking for him. He is not in Pakistan.

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