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India concerned at funds for JuD

India on Wednesday expressed concern at millions of rupees allocated by the government of Pakistan’s Punjab province to Jamat-ud-Dawa, saying New Delhi would “carefully” analyse the matter before taking it up with Islamabad.

“I have seen the budget provision that have been made for the Markaz-e-Taiba [the largest centre of the Jamat]. It’s only a budget that has been presented. We have time on our side and we will look into it carefully,” External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said here.

‘Will take up the matter with Pakistan’

Mr. Khurshid, who is on a two-day visit to Iraq, said: “As advised by the agencies concerned, we will take up the matter with Pakistan.” Jamaat-ud-Dawa, the parent body of the banned terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba that carried out the 2008 attacks, has been allocated Rs. 61 million in the budget for the current fiscal.

Keywords: Jamat-ud-Dawa, Pakistan’s Punjab province, Salman Khurshid, Khurshid Iraq visit

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