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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2675

Pakistan asks India not to interfere in Pakistani legal affairs

By Farzana Shah-Asian Tribune Correspondent in Pakistan

Islamabad, 03 June, ( Pakistan on Tuesday told India to refrain from commenting on court decisions and questioning its sincerity about action against terrorist outfits.

‘Polemics and unfounded insinuations cannot advance the cause of justice in civilized societies. Legal processes cannot and must not be interfered with,’ said Foreign Office Spokesman Abdul Basit while commenting on Indian External Affairs Ministry’s criticism of Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed’s release.

Hafiz Saeed was put under arrest following Mumbai attacks.

The Indian government said Tuesday it was ‘unhappy’ over a court decision to release the head of an Islamic charity, India says was linked to last year's Mumbai siege.

‘We are unhappy that Pakistan has not shown the degree of seriousness and commitment it should have to bring to justice the perpetrators of the Mumbai attacks,’ Indian Home Minister P. Chidambaram told reporters.

Lahore High Court on Tuesday declared the detention of Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Mohammad Saeed and three other members of his party unlawful.

Basit dismissed Indian concerns as ‘misplaced.’

He stressed that the Pakistani government knew its national and international obligations and had shown complete sincerity and commitment in the Mumbai attack probe.

Indian authorities, the spokesman recalled, is yet to provide an English translation of the information material about the Mumbai attack which they handed over to Pakistan on May 20 in Hindi and Marathi languages.

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