'Pak hasn't probed Saeed's case despite all info given by India'

Bangalore: External Affairs Minister SM Krishna today said India has repeatedly given Pakistan every detail of Lashkar-e-Taiba leader Hafiz Saeed's involvement in the Mumbai terror attack but Islamabad has chosen not to conduct an investigation.

The dossier that Home Minister P Chidambaram has given to Islamabad has every detail of Saeed's involvement in the terrorist attack on Mumbai, he told reporters here.

Krishna said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has invited Pakistan President Asif Zardari for lunch.

Krishna was asked about Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's statement that the matter of Saeed is an "internal issue" and if there is any concrete proof against him then it should be provided to his country.

"...no denial can exonerate them (Pakistan) unless there is judicial enquiry so responsible...but unfortunately Pakistan government has not felt it proper to investigate this", he said.

Krishna said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has invited Pakistan President Asif Zardari for lunch. "..so, I hope bilateral issues will come up but they may not be able to go in great detail. After all, it's a private visit of President
Zardari. I do not know whether they would have time to go into great details."

"From whatever I have gathered in last three years...Hina Rabbani (Khar) (Pakistan Foreign Minister)...she told me personally...there is a mindset that has changed in Pakistan and she brings that to India..so I believe her..India-Pakistan bilateral (relationship) is looking up...eventually it will," Krishna said.

Gilani had pointed out that cases against Saeed were dismissed in the past due to lack of evidence.

On Chinese objection to India exploring oil in the disputed areas of South China Sea, Krishna said, "South China Sea is the property of the world. ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations) countries have accepted it (this
position)..China has also accepted".

"...absolutely no strained relationship between India and China...recently China's Prime Minister was here", he added.


Updated Date: Apr 06, 2012 15:05 PM

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