KOLKATA, May 7 � The US would push Pakistan for securing the conviction of Hafiz Saeed, the Mumbai attack mastermind, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said today, adding that country has not done as much as US and India wanted it to fight terrorism, reports PTI.
Clinton also said the US will go after the militant groups in Pakistan and believed that the chief of al-Qaeda Ayman al-Zawahiri, an Egyptian cleric who inherited the leadership from Osama bin Laden, was in that country.
The US� top diplomat was speaking at an interactive session held at the La Martiniere School for Girls here on the second day of her three-day visit to India.
Clinton said she was �well aware that there has not yet been the steps taken by the Pakistani government� that could help in securing Saeed�s conviction.
�We�re going to be pushing that point. So it�s a way of raising the visibility and pointing out to those who are associated with him that there is a cost for that,� Clinton said of the 10 million USD reward offer on Saeed�s head. She said the reward was authorised by her.
The US last month offered a 10 million USD reward for information leading to the conviction of Saeed.