Insisting that the issue of Hafiz Saeed is Pakistan’s internal matter, Premier Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that any concrete evidence against the LeT founder should be provided to Islamabad to be examined by this country’s courts.

If anyone had any concrete evidence against Saeed, it should be provided to Pakistan as the country’s courts are free and independent, Mr. Gilani told reporters at Hyderabad city in Sindh province on Friday evening.

He reiterated his contention that the case of Saeed was “Pakistan’s internal matter”.

Asked about the bounty announced on Saeed by the U.S., he said a policy statement on the issue had been issued by the Foreign Office and he had already expressed his views in Parliament.

Pakistan has bilateral relations with both India and the U.S. and the issue of Saeed can be discussed at the bilateral level, Mr. Gilani said without giving details.

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