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Will satisfy Chidambaram on Hafiz Saeed issue: Malik
PTI
Islamabad, June 25, 2010
First Published: 21:20 IST(25/6/2010)
Last Updated: 22:10 IST(25/6/2010)

Hours before his meeting with Home Minister P Chidambaram, Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Friday said he will "satisfy" the Indian leader on the issue of JuD chief Hafiz Saeed, the mastermind of the 26/11 attacks.

Malik, who will host Chidambaram later in the day here, said "instead of exchanging dossiers" the two countries should "exchange hearts".

"Hafiz Saeed is an issue. And we will also satisfy Mr Chidambaram on that. We have no problem in that," Malik told an Indian television channel, when asked about India's insistence to discuss about Saeed.

During the meeting, Chidambaram, the first Indian minister to visit Pakistan after the November 2008 Mumbai attacks, is expected to press for a probe against Saeed, the founder of LeT which carried out the deadly attack on India's commercial capital.

India has been expressing its displeasure time and again over action not being taken against Hafiz Saeed and the JuD founder is being allowed to "roam freely" and indulge in anti-India rhetoric.

Pakistan has been maintaining that there is not enough evidence to take action against Saeed.

Malik said the two countries will discuss all issues with a view to resolve the problems that exist between the two countries.

"I will welcome him to Pakistan. Let us be friends. Instead of exchanging dossiers, we will exchange hearts," he said.


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