Islamabad, Sep.24 (ANI): An editorial in one of the leading English dailies of Pakistan has raised questions over the apparent protection being provided to the banned terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), the group which India says was behind the November 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, inside the country.
The editorial also pointed out that despite the Pakistan government's claims that there is not enough evidence against LeT's founder leader Hafiz Mohammad Saeed to prove that he masterminded the 26/11 carnage, many Pakistanis are unconvinced of the view that both LeT and Saeed are entirely innocent.
"The question is why it has apparently been granted protection and allowed to revive itself despite being banned. We must act against militancy and this action cannot be selective," The News editorial said.
It added that Islamabad should act against the extremists and terror groups such as LeT, not for India, rather than for its own sake.
"For our own sake rather than that of the Indians, Pakistan needs to ask itself why there has been so little visible effort to go after those involved in Mumbai," it concluded. (ANI)