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No case, so no action against Hafiz Saeed 'sahib' in Pak: PM Abbasi

THE ASIAN AGE / ANI
Published : Jan 17, 2018, 11:26 am IST
Updated : Jan 17, 2018, 11:30 am IST

Saeed was released from house arrest after a Pakistani court cited lack of evidence against him in the 26/11 Mumbai attack case.

India has, time and again, protested against Pakistan for harbouring Saeed, who is wanted for plotting the Mumbai attacks. (Photo: AFP)
 India has, time and again, protested against Pakistan for harbouring Saeed, who is wanted for plotting the Mumbai attacks. (Photo: AFP)

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday referred to 26/11 Mumbai terror mastermind Hafiz Saeed as 'sahib', or 'sir' and said that there is no case registered against him in Islamabad and therefore no action can be initiated against him.

"Action is taken when there is a case registered [against someone]," said Abbasi in an interview, quoted Geo TV.

Earlier in November, the Pakistan Prime Minister had claimed that India has provided "no evidence" against Saeed on the basis of which he can be prosecuted.

"The court, a three-judge bench, has released him (Saeed) saying there are no charges against him, the country has a law you know," said Abbasi.

The Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief is also looking to contest the 2018 general elections in Pakistan and has, thereby, formed a party by the name of Milli Muslim League (MML).

Pakistan has recently prohibited Saeed's JuD and Falah-i-Insaniat Foundation (FIF) from collecting donations.

Saeed was released from house arrest after a Pakistani court cited lack of evidence against him in the 26/11 Mumbai attack case.

India has, time and again, protested against Pakistan for harbouring Saeed, who is wanted for plotting the Mumbai attacks.

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Location: Pakistan, Islamabad, Islamabad