New Delhi, May 11: Stocking controversy, Pakistani High Commissioner Abdul Basit has termed underworld don and India's most wanted terrorist Dawood Ibrahim as ‘sahab'.
The reaction has come hours after Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh made a statement over the same in the Lok Sabha.
Rubbishing Rajnath Singh's statement, Basit said, "Uskey baarey mein yehi kehna hai ki woh sahab Pakistan mein nahin hain (The only thing I have to say about that gentleman is that he is not in Pakistan)".
Pakistani High Commissioner was responding to a question at a "Meet the Press" event organised by UP Press Club in Lucknow.
Basit was asked to comment on Singh's statement in Lok Sabha earlier in the day that the 1993 Mumbai blast mastermind was in Pakistan and the government will do everything to bring him to justice.
"Whether we have to pursue Pakistan or pressurise it, we will not rest till Dawood Ibrahim is brought back," the Home Minister said in Lok Sabha and averred that India has maintained pressure on Pakistan at all levels over the issue.
He alleged that Pakistan has "failed" to track him down despite being provided with "overwhelming evidence" about his presence there, based on "credible information".