Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit said the comments by Minister of State for Home Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary in Parliament on Tuesday justified his country's worries on
the issue and asserted that India has not placed any request with Islamabad in writing for Dawood's extradition.

"Honestly speaking that was quite disquieting and disconcerting from our perspective and frankly that calls for some introspection. If you prepare dossiers on the basis of self-serving information, than we have every reason to be worried. Our worries are justified," he told media on Thursday.

Contradicting government's earlier stand on Dawood's whereabouts, Chaudhary had cited in Parliament that the government was not aware of the location of the fugitive whose deportation from Pakistan it has been demanding.

Asked whether the Minister's position vindicated Pakistan's stand, Basit said "It does. He is not in Pakistan." On whether India either in the recent past or earlier had formally in writing requested extradition of the don, he added, "Not to my knowledge".

India had handed over to Pakistan several dossiers on Dawood, India's most wanted fugitive, giving details about his locations in Pakistan.

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