During an interaction with a visiting India media delegation here, Foreign Office spokesperson Abdul Basit was asked as to why Islamabad was dragging its feet on taking action against Saeed despite India providing numerous dossiers, which nails his direct involvement in the Mumbai carnage.
“I don’t hold brief for Hafiz Saeed. We arrested him. Have you arrested Bal Thackeray for making hate speeches against Pakistan,” Basit replied.
Commenting on India’s consistent claims that the groups like the banned Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) were still running terror training camps inside Pakistan’s boundary, he said Islamabad is ready to take on those camps if exact information is shared with it.
Basit reiterated Islamabad’s demand for re-starting the stalled composite dialogue with India, saying such talks had proved to be of great help in building confidence between the two neighbouring countries.
“It helped us sign prior notification of missile trials, it helped us in ceasefire and to agree on confidence building measures on Kashmir. It created a congenial atmosphere as well,” the spokesperson said.
Basit also pointed out that disputes like Siachen could not be settled unilaterally.
“We had made enormous progress on Siachen and Sir Creek. These issues can be handled quickly if the dialogue is resumed,” he said.
He also objected to India’s hardened stance on the resumption of the composite dialogue, saying its better not to engage in any form of deliberation than to add ‘pre-conditions’ to composite talks.
Basit also condemned India for labelling happenings in Kashmir as a ‘terrorist struggle’, and said Pakistan would never accept those claims.
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Hafiz Saeed is a very noble man ot the world . i think he was not trrorist and he has not the link with terrorist activities.
BAL THACKEREY IS THE BEST ! HE HAS NEVER HURLED A BOMB @ PAKISTAN OR IS RUNNING A TERRORIST CAMP LIKE THE PAKISTAN SUB-HUMANS. SO PLEASE DONT COMPARE MOLEHILL TO HIMALAYAS!
Yes there is comparision .Bal Thakare is fighting a lone battle for incompetent hindhus to prevent INDIA being eaten by other religion ,where as Hafeez Sayeed following his religion philosophy and his ancestor like numerous muslim invaders to kill, convert and establish muslim country .
Basit is a true to his country's mind set. He should realise that pakistan is criticised not only by Bal Thakerey but by all right thinking people accross the world. By his standards USA should demand that the leftists should be arrested and put behind bars for their anti US stand and utterences. Basit is too dumb to know the difference between criticism and terror attacks on foreign soil. There are many Pakistanis who are angry over their Govt's policy towards Hafeez and other jihadi morons parrading all over pakistan.Will he act against them also? The problem is paki rulers are busy digging a whole into which they are going to push their nation and end their short life span of hatred. They dont realise the value of an independent nation because they got it cheap. A nation founded purely on the basis of hatred for Hindus will meet its end soon. Secularism is practiced only by Hindus.we dont convert because we know God is one but the paths to him are many.You choose yours.simple
This is something we need to work on before we respond.Both authorize crimes against humanity..One to cleanse the state of all linguistic and religious minorities and the other destroy a neighbour.One is banned by the UN while the other isnt.Quite a response.
The Pakistasni diplomat knows full-well that Saeed Hafiz is wanted for sending 12 Pakistani terrorists to Mumbai to slaughter hundreds of Indians, not for hate speeches against India. Pakistani diplomats are famous in the West and rest of the world for brazen lies, deceit and dissimulation, this is nothing new.
I wonder how smart is to compare lathi caring Shiv sainiks to cross border terrorists originating from Pakistan? Sounds very very dumb to me and it possibly reflects on Paki IQ.
I am reminded of a saying in Hindi, and it is as follows,with some modifications..." Bal Thackeray jis school mein padhneki baat kar rahe hai, Hafiz us school ke headmaster reh chuke hain!" The Pak statement speaks volumes about Mr Hafiz's supporters being in the highest echelons of the Paki Govt and its blighted military.
Bal Thackery/raj thackery/udday thackery,as well the most dreadiest criminals / terrorists/anti N Indian/anti muslims anti christians,nti minorities,must be eliminated right away. More these blood suckers surrounded by state provided security at tax payers, more knuckle headed dangerous for the Public safety. BJP associated with these terrorists,too to be terminated. Any other street protesters,strikers dealt with strongly not with the police carrying 2'Xthtee ft long stick in their left hands, biri/pan masala on their right
THE TRAGEDY WITH OUR COUNTRY IS THAT THEY ARE ALL LOUDMOUTHS,IF THEY HAD SERIOUSLY WORKED FOR HINDU CAUSE THEN THE ANTINATIONAL CHRISTIAN MISSIONARIES WOULD NOT HAVE DARED CONVERT PEOPLE FOR THEIR OWN NEFARACIOUS ANTI INDIA DESIGNS,SURE IN SAUDI ARABIA AND PAK THESE SO CALLED CRUSADERS OF CHRIST WHO ANNIHILATED BILLIONS WORD WIDE IN LAST FEW CENTURIES WILL BE HANGED WITHOUT TRIAL FOR SUCH ACTIVITIES,THE THEORY OF YUR ENSLAVING COUNTRY IS TO SEND MILITARY IN SUCH AREAS AND NOT MISSIONARIES.
This comparison is ridiculously laughable. I don't recall any Shiv Sainiks sailing to Karachi and killing innocent Pakistanis. In any case the Pakistanis are doing a much better job at generating ill feelings towards themselves not just from Indians but from the global community as a whole. The only thing that Abdul Basit has managed to do is reinforce the fact that Pakistanis are a really insecure and pathetic bunch of people. What a sorry excuse of a nation.
Very right. "One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter" as the saying goes. Ask the sikhs and they would say that there are no terrorists greater than Tytler, Sajjan Kumar and Kamal Nath.
Pak is True, 1) Both are threat to Indian Unity. 2) One in Pak other in India. 3) One is sponsered by Pak other is provocated by Pak. 4) Both are not a threat to Paki.
They are both the same... Both are against the idea of Democracy... Shiv Sena runs a rowdy Political Party without any belief on the system of Democracy... Jamaat-ud-Dawa runs terrorist camps in the name of charity.... We should disown both these people in order to achieve Peace in South Asia.
the comaprison is not that much invalid .....
WE SUPPORT TO BAL Thackeray JI. LEAVE THE CHEAP PAKISTANIS COMMENTS. WANT TO TRASH THOSE PAKISTANI WHO MADE SUCH A COMMENT. FROM THIS WE CAN COME TO A CONCLUSION THAT "PAKISTANI PERSON DOES NOT HAVE A BRAIN". Hafeez Saeed A CHEAP TERRORIST. DONT COMPARE THAT BRAINLESS, INHUNAM & INDIAN BLOOD THIRSTY TERRORIST WITH OUR" GREAT BAL Thackeray JI"
Na-Pak Foreign Office spokesperson Abdul Basit is mad? or one of the Terrorist. He is comparing amaat-ud-Daawa (JuD) chief Hafeez Muhammad Saeed with Thakare. Thakare is not sent any one to kill any one in Pak. Pak dont have any one with Brien ho can understand the issue & speak.
Thakare has done some good and some bad jobs through his lifeline. Neither I favor him nor is he in my favorite list. Thakre is million time better person then saeed. But only "DUMB" people can give this analogy and Pakistan is "DUMB" and nobody can change them. They live by their false interpretation of religion and they will die by it. So let them die. Only worries part is-They are not dying alone but they are responsible for genocide of 100 of thousands of innocent people. God bless us and God bless them. God please give them some sense to these insane pakis.
Pakistan is a country which will never progress and never achieve anything. It was and will always be a pauper because of its mindless fanaticism and narrow thinking. Bal Thackeray is a million times better then Hafiz Saeed.
The above statement show's the maturity of pakistan,After 63 years of independence ,they have not grown yet.......
Well if this is how a diplomat from Pakistan speaks.. then we should reply back in the same tone and not try and be too diplomatic.. he should be asked to cram up his advice up his a** and shut up about any reference to Kashmir.. we don't care what Pakistan will accept or not... we know what the truth is and so does the world.. if he states the chaos in Kashmir is not terrorism, well then he is no different from Hafiz Saeed, i guess his ideologue.. reason enough to arrest him and give some sweet Indian hospitality...
First time Pakistan has made a point to which I agree 80 per cent...
India needs to introspect.
The Pakis are trying to compare "CHALK & CHEESE"!I'm NOT A SUPPORTER of Bal Thackeray,but Bal Thackeray's followers HAVE NOT MOUNTED MURDEROUS ATTACKS on Pakistani citizens as the TERRORIST SAEED has done!Pakistan has taken the attitude that "ATTACK IS THE BEST FORM OF DEFENCE".Pakistan is only using STALLING TACTICS! JAI HIND!
India should not talk to Pakistan and remove their diplomatic officed from Pakistan. India should eliminate Pakistani terror herself. Seal off all borders and shoot onsite any Paki trying to enter India. Pakistan always boasts about their nuclear arms and forgets India can also blow them up from the surface of the earth. Pakis are not the only ones with nuclear arms.