Citing Modi, Gilani says 'dossier not an evidence'

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Yousuf Raza Gilani
Lahore, Jan 24: Taking advantage of Modi's remarks on proof provided on Azam Amir Kasav (lone terrorist captured in Mumbai Terror strikes) to Pakistan is 'mere information' and not evidence on the terror strikes, was agreed upon by Pakistan on Friday, Jan 23.

Modi speaking on the dossier of evidence to Pakistan by UPA Government had said that India itself 'does not have a similar provision under its laws'.

On Modi's remarks, Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said - “I want to set the record straight."

“Gujarat Chief Minister Modi has said that mere information cannot be evidence. He agreed with my stand that information is not evidence."

Inaugurating a Forensic Science Conference in Ahmedabad on Jan 18, Modi had said - “We tell Pakistan that Kasav has given the statement and consider this as evidence as everything has been done from Pakistan. We tell US also that his statement should be considered as evidence."

“What if Pakistan and US both tell India that does your law have similar provision which accepts Kasav's statement as evidence? What can be more unfortunate?" he had wondered.

Gilani, addressing a press conference here, also ruled out handing over of any Pakistani terror suspects to any other nation, saying Islamabad's anti-terror laws would have to be amended to try persons who committed offences outside the country.

"There are some discrepancies in our laws. We do not have an extradition treaty with India. And our Anti-Terrorism Act needs little more alteration," he said.

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OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)

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