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LeT serious threat, Pak needs to act against Saeed: EU

Viewing Lashkar-e-Taiba as a 'very serious threat' to India and rest of the world, European Union has made it clear that Pakistan should act against the terror group, its frontal outfit JuD and its chief Hafiz Saeed as a 'consequence' of ban imposed by the UN Security Council.

india Updated: Oct 11, 2009 16:13 IST
Ajau Kaul

Viewing Lashkar-e-Taiba as a "very serious threat" to India and rest of the world, European Union has made it clear that Pakistan should act against the terror group, its frontal outfit JuD and its chief Hafiz Saeed as a "consequence" of ban imposed by the UN Security Council.

EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator Gilles de Kerchove said the civilian democratic government and army of Pakistan will have to get their "act together" to eliminate such threats emanating from that country.

"27 member states (of EU) fully understand and share the assessment that LeT is a very serious threat," he told PTI in an interview in New Delhi.

Noting that LeT shares "global agenda" with al-Qaeda, the top EU official said LeT was "obvious threat for India and we are worried by that. It is a threat to us too."

Kerchove, who discussed with top Indian officials here the threats emerging from the Pakistan in the backdrop of 26/11 strikes, said he had visited Islamabad in the recent past "to convey our wish to see Pakistan prosecuting, convicting authors of Mumbai attack."

He made it clear that the Pakistani government will have to act against Jamaat-ud Dawa, the front organisation of LeT, as "it has been put on UN list (of banned organisations), including Saeed himself. Not only JuD, the person himself has been listed by the sanctions committee."