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Hafiz Saeed our national, free to roam around: Pak envoy

world Updated: Sep 16, 2014 01:52 IST
Hafiz Saeed

Pakistan on Monday made it clear that there was no case against designated terrorist Hafiz Saeed, the mastermind of 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, and he is free to roam in the country.

"Hafiz Saeed is a Pakistani national so he is free to roam around. So what is the problem...he is a free citizen so there is no issue as far as Pakistan is concerned," Pakistan high commissioner to India Abdul Basit said when asked why Saeed was working alongside Pakistan army very close to Line of Control.

Video: Hafiz Saeed is a Pak national, free to roam around: Abdul Basit

"Courts have already exonerated him. There is no case pending against him," he told reporters after an event in New Delhi.

India has maintained that Saeed is the mastermind behind Mumbai terror attack in 2008, conspiracy for which was hatched, planned and executed out of Pakistan. 166 people were killed in the terror strike. New Delhi has also protested the delay in the on-going trial of the case in Pakistan.

Recently, Saeed, known for his anti-India tirade and designated as a terrorist by the US, has also accused India of indulging in "water-terrorism".

"On one hand, the Indian government has discharged water in rivers without notification and has given false information, and on the other is ironically offering help," Saeed has said at a press conference in reference to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's offer to help Pakistan in the flood crisis.