Former Pakistan President Parvez Musharaf on Thursday said that his country has no reason to cooperate with India in nabbing India’s wanted fugitive Dawood Ibrahim.
Musharaf was talking to a private news channel while responding to a query on India’s claim that Dawood Ibrahim is still hiding in Pakistan. Notably, India’s outgoing Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi had claimed that Dawood Ibrahim is in Pakistan.
“India has been accusing Pakistan for long. Why should we now become good and assist them? I don’t know where Dawood, the key accused in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts is. He must be here, somewhere. India has been killing Muslims and Dawood Ibrahim has been reacting,” Musharaf said.
Pakistan has consistently denied about Dawood putting up in Pakistan. India is maintaining that that he indeed lives in a palatial house in Karachi. For the last 10 years, New Delhi has sent several dossiers to Islamabad in this regard, naming Ibrahim as the accused in the Mumbai blasts case.
Pertinently, the outgoing Home Secretary had said that the government is taking all required action so that Ibrahim could be brought back to India. “Dawood Ibrahim is in Pakistan. That country has given him shelter. That country is also putting hurdles in bringing him back to India to face the law,” he said.
The home secretary said the “attitude” of Pakistan was not in conformity with international law and it is working against India in Ibrahim’s case. “Whatever action is required, we are taking. We will get him. The process is on. But the attitude of the Pakistan government is not in conformity with the international law.
Ibrahim is the main accused in the 1993 serial bomb blasts case in Mumbai in which around 260 people were killed, and more than 700 were injured. He fled India post the bombings and is hiding in Pakistan at present.