LAHORE: President Lahore Bar Association (LBA) Chaudhary Zulfiqar Ali, while condemning the $10 million United States (US) bounty on Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed, has said that Saeed was not a terrorist but rather American President Barack Obama himself was a terrorist.
Addressing the general house of the LBA on Thursday, Ali said that America challenged Pakistan’s honour by declaring Saeed a terrorist.
He was addressing the lawyers at Aiwan-e-Adl in connection with the unscheduled loadshedding, sectarianism in Gilgit, murder of a lawyer Abdusatar Gill in Haroonabad and against the injuries sustained by another lawyer Rao Ashfaq during a robbery at Nawankot.
The lawyers also observed a strike on the call of Punjab Bar Council and Lahore Bar Association, and boycotted the courts.
Ali said that bloodshed, anarchy, starvation and bewilderment have prevailed in the country and neither the mosques nor any human life is secure owing to bad governance.
He added that the ruling party is ready to get electricity from India, but reluctant to get it from Iran and China. He further said that the lawyers will observe a wheel jam strike if the Nato supply is restored and inflation and loadshedding are not controlled.
Former president LBA Shehzad Hassan Shaikh and others also spoke on the occasion. They also condemned the bounty on Saeed adding that he was a religious scholar, not a terrorist.
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