US not handed proof of California shooter’s link with Lal Masjid: PM House

Pakistan denied reports on Saturday of a meeting between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the US envoy over California female shooter’s links with Lal Masjid in Islamabad.

According to British newspaper Daily Mail, US officials handed over information to their Pakistani counterparts about links between Tashfeen Malik, the female shooter in the California rampage, and the Lal Masjid in Islamabad.

However, the PM House said in a statement no such meeting was held. ”News reports regarding the meeting of a special US envoy with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in London to discuss the California tragedy are baseless and incorrect,” the statement said.

Quoting sources Daily Mail reported, “American officials have now held crisis talks with one of Pakistan’s most senior figures Shahbaz Sharif, brother of prime minister Nawaz Sharif, at the country’s High Commission in London.”

Sources with knowledge of the meeting told Daily Mail Online that the US had handed over ‘some proofs’ of links to the Red Mosque, known in Urdu as Lal Masjid, the British newspaper added. The mosque is infamous for its links to violence.


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