Pak seeks more time to probe Saeed's role in 26/11 attacks

"The only request which I am making to India is give us credible tangible evidence, which can stand the test of the court. But, I am not rejecting those leads, what I am saying - give me some time to investigate," Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Malik said.

"... we are on it. If we get some material evidence we will do it," he told NDTV here.
Stating that "there is a difference between leads and evidence," Malik, who is here as part of the Pakistani delegation to the UN General Assembly, said that "trust always comes when you interact. I think there is a block because India is not coming on the table, if they come on the table, I'll be able to satisfy (them) with number of things."

"If we can arrest (Zakiur Rehman) Lakhvi (LeT operations chief), why should we not arrest Hafiz Saeed? ... If we get some material evidence we will do it," Malik said, noting that two FIRs have been registered against the JuD chief by Faisalabad police under the anti-terrorism act for inciting people to wage 'jehad' and collecting donations for the same.

"Let me assure you one thing that when the leads culminate into such evidence, where I can stand before the court, yes he is criminal, I will not waste a minute, he will be arrested. But we will have to take time, we have to follow our law," Malik said.

He said Pakistan expected India to respect its courts and wait for the results.
"As we are respecting the investigation and the courts of India, I expect my counterpart and the authorities to please give respect to our courts. Wait for some time, because the court process have started and we mean business and whatever we have committed ... on all fora - local or international - we mean business.

"... as far as Hafiz Saeed is concerned please do not make it as a condition because you know yourself that whatever you have given us is not evidence," Malik said.

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