'Pak acted on UN resolution, not under Indian pressure'
Renewing its promise of cooperation with India in the Mumbai terror probe, Pakistan said it had acted against JuD in compliance with the UN resolution and had not succumbed to New Delhi's pressure.world Updated: Dec 15, 2008 01:05 IST
Renewing its promise of cooperation with India in the Mumbai terror attacks probe, Pakistan on Sunday said it had acted against JuD in compliance with the UN resolution and had not succumbed to New Delhi's pressure.
Gilani indicated that his government had cracked down on the Jamaat because it was binding for all nations to act on a UN Security Council resolution that had declared the group as a front for the LeT.
"We have acted on the UN resolution, it is not a matter of our desire. Our investigations are on and we can't say anything before they are completed," he said.
"This is a UN resolution, it was not done by India," Gilani said, adding that the world body's resolution dated back to 2001-02.
The Prime Minister said Pakistan will act in accordance with its own laws on any evidence provided by India with regards to the terror strikes in Mumbai.
"We have not received any evidence (from India). If they give us evidence, Pakistan will act according to its own laws," Raza told a news conference while replying to a question on whether Pakistan would hand over any terror suspects linked to the Mumbai attacks to India.
Referring to visiting British Prime Minister Gordon Brown's statement asking Pakistan to cooperate with India in probing the Mumbai incident, Gilani said the matter could be pursued once New Delhi provided evidence to Islamabad.
However, Pakistan had started investigations on its own against the Lashker-e-Taiba and its leaders who had joined the Jamaat-ud-Dawah, he said.
India has blamed Pakistan-based elements, including the LeT terror group, for planning and carrying out the attacks in Mumbai that killed over 180 people.