Pak will act against Saeed in accordance with evidence: Gilani

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Islamabad, Sep.22 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that action against Jamaat-ud-Dawa Chief Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, the alleged mastermind of the November 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, would only be taken based on evidence gathered against him.

Interacting with media persons on the sidelines of a program in Multan, Gilani said action against Saeed would be taken in accordance with the evidence, which clearly implies that Islamabad is unlikely to take any substantial action against the terrorist leader.

Gilani's statement comes a day after Home Minister P. Chidambaram said that all evidence against Saeed was present on Pakistani soil itself.

Talking to media persons after flagging-off a new super fast train in Chennai on Monday, Chidambaram, while responding to reports regarding Saeed being put under house arrest, said the Pakistan must interrogate Saeed regarding his role in the 26/11 carnage.

"Even if it is a face saving technique, I have no objection. My demand is that now that he has been arrested he should be interrogated for his role in the 26/11 incidents. Evidence is in Pakistani soil. When Pakistan says give us evidence, evidence is not on Indian soil, all the evidence against Hafiz Saeed is on Pakistani soil," Chidambaram said. (ANI)

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