Islamabad: Underlining that it cannot take action against Lashkar-e-Toiba founder Hafeez Saeed in the absence of concrete proof, Pakistan on Thursday said that even the US does not possess any evidence linking the Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief to terrorism.
Foreign Office spokesman Abdul Basit said it was "strange" that the US State Department had offered a bounty of millions of dollars for evidence and information against Saeed and his deputy, Abdul Rahman Makki.
The clarification about the bounty issued by the State Department spokesman yesterday made it clear that "even the US does not possess evidence against the two individuals," he said.
"We have clearly stated our position that there is no concrete evidence (against Saeed). Pakistan would prefer to have concrete evidence to initiate a legal process but in the absence of that, we cannot do anything," Basit said during the weekly news briefing that was dominated by questions about the bounty for Saeed....more
03:34 PM, Apr 05, 2012