'US demand to put curbs on JuD, Hafiz Saeed disrespects Pakistan's SC'

Published: February 18, 2012

US has called on curbs to be placed on JuD chief. PHOTO: NNI

MULTAN: Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) has called statements of the US State Department, which called on Pakistan to put curbs on the group in compliance with international sanctions, as disrespecting the Supreme Court of Pakistan.

A spokesperson for the JuD claimed that the group has never been banned in Pakistan and had won legal independence by the Supreme Court of Pakistan because they were working for the welfare of Pakistan.

The US State Department had issued a press brief on Thursday, which raised concerns over the public appearances of JUD president Hafiz Saeed. It called the group a front for the banned Lashkar-e-Taiba. The statement urged Pakistan to freeze JuD’s assets, and impose travel restrictions on its leaders.

The JuD on Friday defended their chief Hafiz Saeed, insisting that he was a respectable and independent citizen of Pakistan. “If United States blames our organisation or our chief, it is a direct disrespect of the decision given by the Supreme Court of Pakistan and intervention in the internal matters of Pakistan,” a JuD spokesperson said.

JuD was cleared by investigative authorities n Pakistan of all allegations of supporting terrorism or sectarian activities. “We have always worked for the prosperity of Pakistan and Muslim Ummah,” the spokesperson said.

He added that the Difa-e-Pakistan council was working for the solidarity, progress and an independent foreign policy of Pakistan.

The JuD, he said, is the biggest hindrance in not only resuming NATO supply routes, but all conspiracies orchestrated by the US against Pakistan. He added that the JuD will remain till the destruction of the United States.

The demand to ban Difa-e-Pakistan Council conventions, was in violation of the constitution of Pakistan.

The spokesperson said that if the DPC executive council so decides, they may challenge the US statement on in the international court of justice. He reiterated that the JuD will continue to organise gatherings and processions for a complete ban on NATO supply through Pakistani territory.

JuD had organised protests all over Pakistan against granting approval for NATO supplies passing through Pakistan. Participants raised slogans against United States and government of Pakistan for supporting US policies. They observed a peaceful black Friday all over the Pakistan.

Reader Comments (13)

  • Mirza
    Feb 18, 2012 - 3:00AM

    We have to decide whether we are a member of International community or not? We would have to finally choose between our assets and International aid and funds. We cannot continue to have both. The game is approaching the end.

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  • Babloo
    Feb 18, 2012 - 3:31AM

    Just a look at Hafeez Saeed and you know that if the noble peace commitee was not so anti-Islamic, Mr Saeed would have won atleast 2 noble prizes for peace. He is true ambassador of the establishment. The critics are just jeolous of his service to humanity, his knowledge, wisdom and accomplishments from Mumbai to London.

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  • Truthbetold
    Feb 18, 2012 - 3:54AM

    Pakistan is a signatory to the UN resolutions to put curbs on designated terrorists. So, why is the demand from the US to honor its commitment disrespectful to Pakistan?

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  • Ali Tanoli
    Feb 18, 2012 - 5:24AM

    Ban on freedom of speech how can……. ameri bhaiRecommend

  • s shah
    Feb 18, 2012 - 5:59AM

    These DPC mullahs would not recognise justice or human rights if they fell over them in the street. They are condemned the world over as terrorists with blood on their hands and they are talking of the international court of justice! Time for a reality check, Mr. Mullah.

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  • MarkH
    Feb 18, 2012 - 6:15AM

    The moment they take it too far, and they will even though they’ll try to claim lack of involvement in an obvious lie… Well, Pakistan’s sovereignty seems dead set on getting roughed up. Pakistan will end up indirectly paying for the crimes of these people. If you don’t deal with them, someone will and just like with OBL, your feelings will be secondary.

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  • Zeta
    Feb 18, 2012 - 6:39AM

    stop propagating western trash on our newsite.

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  • John B
    Feb 18, 2012 - 9:02AM

    If his same logic is to be extended, then the entire world of UN body disrespects Pakistan SC.

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  • vasan
    Feb 18, 2012 - 11:46AM

    Drone is the only answer

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  • Feb 18, 2012 - 9:51PM

    Hafiz syead n all dpc members r fighting to get us out of pakistan n stop pakistans supprt to us n thts y us want to ban them but inshaallah they can not stop that nowRecommend

  • Feb 19, 2012 - 2:20AM

    Why does ET deem this statement newsworthy? Hafiz Saeed and JuD are a disgrace to Pakistan and Islam. They have done more to damage this nation’s integrity, peace and progress than almost any other entity since 1971. They belong in jail for their atrocities against mankind. To provide news coverage for these bigots is tantamount to complicity.

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  • Wonderful
    Feb 19, 2012 - 11:14PM

    @Babloo: Can you please sepify what you mean by ‘wisdom and accomplishments from Mumbai to London.’

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  • major-ji
    Feb 20, 2012 - 8:01PM

    @Wonderful:
    No kidding please. Do not you know what happened in Taj Hotel Mumbai and then on the streets of London. All this was accomplished due to his wisdom.

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