Pakistan has said it is ready to take action against Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed but added that India should give "concrete evidence" that stands "legal scrutiny" and holds him responsible for the Mumbai attacks.
Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi insisted that his country was committed to bring the perpetrators of 26/11 to justice but could not give any specific time-frame for conclusion of the trial in the case as the judiciary is independent.
He termed as "preposterous" any "suggestion that there is some sort of nexus" between ISI and Mumbai attacks, rubbishing the contention by Pakistani-American Laskhar-e-Taiba operative David Headley in this regard.
"The Government of Pakistan has detained Hafiz Saeed several times but for the lack of evidence, our courts would order his release," Qureshi told PTI in an email interview.
"We are ready to take action.