Yesterday the US announced a $10 million bounty for Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, the leader of the militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba who lives openly in Pakistan.
Regardless of who's responsible for the recent blasts in Mumbai, Pakistan is now in the spotlight for its weak efforts with Lashkar-e-Taiba, the Pakistan-based terror group blamed for the 2008 attacks.
Pakistan's highest court today upheld a decision to release Hafiz Mohammed Saeed, whom India says masterminded the 2008 Mumbai attacks.
The US is likely to further pressure on Pakistan to clear militant strongholds after Times Square bomb suspect Faisal Shahzad said he trained in one. But Pakistan has wavered on cracking down before.
One year after the Mumbai attacks, seven Pakistanis were charged with conducting the assault in India. But few analysts see a quick thaw in India-Pakistani relations.
The lone surviving gunman from November's assault testified that Pakistani militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba's was involved.
India criticized the decision to free Hafiz Saeed, founder of the banned group Lashkar-e-Taiba.
Army Chief Ashfaq Kayani has been curtailing the political influence of a military accustomed to running the country.
Residents say the gunman caught by Indian police comes from a village in Pakistan where Lashkar-e-Taiba has been recruiting young men for 'jihad.'