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Dawood not in Pakistan: Pak High Commissioner

Monday, May 11, 2015,21:00 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Lucknow | India’s most wanted terrorist Dawood Ibrahim is not in Pakistan, Pakistani High Commissioner Abdul Basit said today, rubbishing Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s statement in the Lok Sabha.
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), Basit said.
He was responding to a question at a Meet the Press event organised by UP Press Club here.
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.