Pakistan PM hints at Dawood extradition
Pakistan will consider a request for extraditing underworld don Dawood Ibrahim if New Delhi provides “authentic proof”, says Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani.Updated: May 11, 2008, 00:05 IST
Pakistan will consider a request for extraditing underworld don Dawood Ibrahim if New Delhi provides “authentic proof”, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said.
Gilani has also said Pakistan would act against any terrorist group operating against India from its territory.
In an interview to a TV channel, Gilani said his government could also consider India’s request for access to terrorist leaders like Masood Azhar, if it is backed by evidence.
Rejecting India’s concerns over terrorism in Kashmir being financed and executed by Pakistan-based groups like Lashker-e-Taiba with the backing of the Inter-Services Intelligence, he said "...our point of view is extremely clear that we are against terrorism and extremism”.
“We have lost our own leader (former premier) Benazir Bhutto because of (terrorism). How can I deny that? At the same time, we are fighting against terrorism,” Gilani said.