Hand Hafiz Saeed to the US

Published: April 8, 2012

PIMS, ISLAMABAD: I would advise the Pakistani government to immediately hand over Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed to the US and use the $10 million to help find a solution to ending the country’s acute energy crisis. After all, the welfare of 180 million Pakistanis should mean more than that of one individual, who has been roundly accused of involvement in terrorist activities.

Merely changing the name of the Lashkar-e-Taiba to the JuD doesn’t mean that the nature of the organisation’s activities has changed. The government should also explain why the JuD chief is given so much protocol when he travels across the country. We don’t want to be seen doing nothing because what if, a few months on, the US asks Pakistan to — again — choose.

Dr Saifur Rehman

Published in The Express Tribune, April 9th, 2012.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • Salman Javed
    Apr 8, 2012 - 11:38PM

    Why not We write a letter to Swiss Govt. and Get back our money from Swiss Account!! That’ll be more helpfull..

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  • Aurangzaib
    Apr 9, 2012 - 12:31AM

    I second above comment.

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  • ashok
    Apr 9, 2012 - 2:56AM

    For Kalechakkar types posters, Hafiz Saeed is a visionary leader who should be handed over the executive power as the Prime Minister of Pakistan.

    Me thinks all Kalechakkers are correct. Hafiz is PM material for Pakistan.

    In the end, you get what you deserve.

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  • NA
    Apr 9, 2012 - 12:41PM

    Yea, 10 millions dollars is going to help fix our energy problem worth 10s of billions of dollars.

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