The UK government has decided to ask Pakistan to take action against terror outfits like LeT and JuD who are responsible for attacks in India and to do more to reduce threats to the UK and the world from terrorists based on its soil.
Prime Minister Theresa May, who will be on an official visit to Pakistan in early 2017, is likely to convey the stern message to Islamabad, reports ANI.
In the eight years since this terror incident, the LeT’s ambitions and reach have extended to the UK, as is evident from the speeches of its founder Hafiz Saeed, who now openly threatens the destruction of the UK.
London seems unconvinced about Islamabad's past promises given to then Home Secretary Theresa May of full bilateral cooperation with the UK on counter-terrorism, immigration, serious crimes and narcotics, sources told ANI.
Any honest observer of Pakistan would agree that the situation there has only worsened, with these elements not only increasing their spread and influence within the country but also outside, particularly in the UK, they added.
Prime Minister May, according to these informed sources, is most likely to flag on priority her government’s concerns of LeT fingerprints being discovered in the UK.
British objections to a UN-proscribed terrorist like Hafiz Saeed being allowed by authorities in Pakistan to hold public rallies and openly threaten the destruction of the UK and United States are likely to be aggressively asserted, the sources said.
rime Minister May can be expected to firmly tell Pakistan to take steps to neutralise these terror elements operating from its soil, or London would be constrained to review engagement with Islamabad.