Rehman Malik ends three-day India visit

Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Malik Sunday left for home after a three-day visit here, which saw discussion on the steps taken to book those involved in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks and operationalisation of the liberalised visa agreement between the two countries.

The minister said Pakistan is awaiting "substantial evidence" from India to act against Lashkar-e-Taiba founder and Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafeez Saeed.

"We need substantial evidence -- still waiting for that," Malik said at a function organised by the Observer Research Foundation here.

India has been pressing Pakistan for action against those involved in Mumbai terror attack of 2008, which killed 166 people.

Malik, who arrived Friday, met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday and briefed him about progress in Mumbai terror attack investigation in Pakistan.

He reminded the prime minister of the long-standing invitation to visit Pakistan and said people in Manmohan Singh's native Chakwal district in what is now Paksitani Punjab were eager to meet him.

During the visit, India and Pakista operationalised the new visa arrangement, paving the way for easier travel for the people between the two countries.

Malik also met Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde and National Security Advisor Shiv Shankar Menon.

Before flying out of India Sunday, Malik visited the shrine of the 14th century saint Nizamuddin Aulia and said he prayed for the "harmonious" relationship between the two countries.

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