India slams Pak for U-turn on Dawood Ibrahim’s presence, demands ‘credible action’

New Delhi (NVI): Pakistan has never taken any “credible” and “verifiable action” against terror entities or listed individuals, including the “most wanted ones”, India today said while slamming Islamabad for denying the presence of 1993 Mumbai blasts mastermind Dawood Ibrahim.

The Ministry of External Affairs, in a statement here, hit out at Pakistan for recently doing a U-turn on the presence of Dawood Ibrahim in the country, just days after Islamabad confirmed he was present in the country.

While addressing the weekly media briefing, MEA spokesman Anurag Srivastava also asked Pakistan to take credible action other terrorists listed by United Nations Security Council (UNSC).

“This subsequent denial by their Foreign Office calls into question their intentions and it would not mislead the world community in believing its propaganda. Pakistan must take credible action and ensure that the listed individuals are prosecuted,”

“Pakistan’s assertion that the SRO does not mean that it admits to the presence of listed individuals on its territory or that it would impose any new measures on these listed individuals, lays bare the insincerity of Pakistan in responding to legitimate expectations of the world that they will track down international terrorists based on its soil,” he added.

Pakistan had earlier this month issued a Statutory Regulatory Orders (SRO) reproducing the listed terrorist by 1267 committee of UNSC which included Masood Azhar and Dawood Ibrahim. Pakistani foreign ministry had later issued a clarification saying that doesn’t mean acceptance of Dawood’s presence in the country.

Srivastava further added that Pakistan has not only maintained its opposition to this international consensus but it has also chosen not to act against them.

-ARK