‘Sterling’ bounty offered for Obama, Bush

Published: April 15, 2012

Lord Nazir terms US bounty for Hafiz Saeed an insult to Muslims. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

Lord Nazir terms US bounty for Hafiz Saeed an insult to Muslims. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE Lord Nazir terms US bounty for Hafiz Saeed an insult to Muslims.
HARIPUR: 

In an expression of solidarity with Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) Chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, British parliamentarian of Kashmiri origin Lord Nazir Ahmed has announced a reward for the captor of US President Barack Obama and his predecessor George W Bush.

He made the announcement at a reception arranged in his honour by the business community of Haripur on Friday. Former foreign minister Goher Ayub Khan, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl’s (JUI-F) central leader Hafiz Hussain Ahmed and provincial Minister for Education Qazi Muhammad Asad were also present on the occasion.

Lord Nazir said that the bounty placed on Saeed was an insult to all Muslims and by doing so President Obama has challenged the dignity of the Muslim Ummah.

“If the US can announce a reward of $10 million for the captor of Hafiz Saeed, I can announce a bounty of 10 million pounds on President Obama and his predecessor George Bush,” Lord Nazir said, adding that he would arrange the bounty at any cost even if he was left with the option of selling all his personal assets, including his house.

Criticising the bureaucracy in Pakistan for its alleged corruption, he said a number of British investors had been mulling investment in Pakistan but the deep-seated culture of corruption had turned them off.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 15th, 2012.

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Reader Comments (146)

  • Hafeez
    Apr 15, 2012 - 9:25AM

    Is that for real?

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  • sid
    Apr 15, 2012 - 9:28AM

    Lord nazir i thought you were a man with a little more IQ than expected, but i guess i am wrong. Cheers bro.

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  • Billoo Bhaya
    Apr 15, 2012 - 9:28AM

    Tit for tat. This certainly raises the stakes beyond reasonableness.

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  • Ahmed
    Apr 15, 2012 - 9:29AM

    Wonderful rhetoric!! Bravo!! All well and good… Now go back to the western country where you live who will protect you from terrorism by the likes of hafeez saeed and a million other mullahs who are overtaking this country.Recommend

  • shah g
    Apr 15, 2012 - 9:30AM

    well lord sb, millions of muslims killed in all occupied lands of afghanistan, iraq and pakistan…. none felt insult and all of sudden a bounty on mr. saeed would ignite such a honorable muslim…….

    i think the only muslim thing left in this world is ISI and her allies … :) Mr. Saeed is no threat to U.S as he is firm believer of democracy, nation states and freedoms. so dont worry its just a pressure tactic. U.S will make sure nothing happens to people like Mr. Saeed and Maulana Fazl ur Rehman

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  • maiden
    Apr 15, 2012 - 9:33AM

    Come on people, time to hunt down Obama.. First cousin of Mr Osama!!Recommend

  • Umer
    Apr 15, 2012 - 9:36AM

    “If the US can announce a reward of
    $10 million for the captor of Hafiz
    Saeed, I can announce a bounty of 10
    million pounds on President Obama and
    his predecessor George Bush,” Lord
    Nazir said

    An individual does not have the right to place bounty on someone’s head. This could amount to inciting violence. He is abusing British generosity.

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  • jagjit sidhoo
    Apr 15, 2012 - 9:42AM

    Please check his bank balance before taking him seriously. 10 million pounds = 147 crores (Pakistani). Would it be 147×2= 294 for both of them?

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  • Sonya
    Apr 15, 2012 - 9:43AM

    If Hafiz Saeed is a dignity of muslims? I am not a Muslim then.

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  • ZorbaTheRealGreek
    Apr 15, 2012 - 9:45AM

    The Brits are going to make “Lord Nazir Ahmed” into “Pauper Nazir Ahmed” very soon if he continues supporting people accused of terrorism.

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  • imran
    Apr 15, 2012 - 9:46AM

    well done.

    tit for tat.

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  • Ch Allah Daad
    Apr 15, 2012 - 9:56AM

    He must be joking.

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  • Salma
    Apr 15, 2012 - 9:57AM

    NUTS! haha!

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  • SAJ
    Apr 15, 2012 - 9:58AM

    Tit for Tat…. Well Done!

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  • j&K
    Apr 15, 2012 - 10:06AM

    Good to see that there are still people in this world who dare to call criminal a criminal without thinking about how much powerful the criminal is.

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  • Atheist
    Apr 15, 2012 - 10:13AM

    No wonder extremism will never go from muslim world. So called innocent normal muslims are the backbone of extremism, be it lawyers or some politicians who have always ensured protection of jihadis. It is their connivance that gives rise to terror acts. For every 10 people with extremist ideologies only 1-2 would leave their lifestyle and join mainstream terror organizations but society is equally responsible for fueling and supporting them.

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  • Shan
    Apr 15, 2012 - 10:17AM

    Nice little insult for those American Terrorists.

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  • MarkH
    Apr 15, 2012 - 10:23AM

    “Lord Nazir said that the bounty placed on Saeed was an insult to all Muslims”
    Is there anything that Muslims don’t take as an insult?

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  • Freedom Seeker
    Apr 15, 2012 - 10:23AM

    One more media stunt. These people are making us fool by such announcements and by making rallies. If they really have guts then do something practical not just empty words. What they have done in world which world recognize as big achievement. They are puppets dancing in front of us by their controller are sitting in their home countries. For God sake leave Pakistan on its own and it will flourish and prosper. But these Mullahs, Jihadies, and dirty politicians are biggest hurdles in its development.

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  • Ahmer Ali
    Apr 15, 2012 - 10:25AM

    Who will get this head money and who will fulfill Lord Nazeer Ahmed’s this wish??????
    In my thinking only Taliban/Alqaeda network can do so easily and in your mind who can do?

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  • ZorbaTheRealGreek
    Apr 15, 2012 - 10:26AM

    @j&K:
    “Good to see that there are still people in this world who dare to call criminal a criminal without thinking about how much powerful the criminal is.”

    But you will call Hafiz Saeed a philanthropist and not a criminal. Right? Why? Recommend

  • Altaf Hussain, Mumbai
    Apr 15, 2012 - 10:27AM

    He is openly inciting violence, akin to Hafiz Saeed. What a pity, all the wrong Muslims find santuary in Pakistan. India and Indonesia, the largest and second largest concentration of Muslims in the world have no choice but to watch this depredation in silence.Recommend

  • Imran Younis
    Apr 15, 2012 - 10:28AM

    Really very over the top reaction. Would have been better if he stated something like the US should bring proof forward. Also, such things depict Muslims of being intolerant which is not the case. We must look to follow the the sunnah of the Prophet who never retaliated when he was subjected to abuse.

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  • Mahesh Patil
    Apr 15, 2012 - 10:34AM

    I am really speechless.How come educated people instead of condemning such heinous acts of Hafeez Saeed commend it?

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  • harkol
    Apr 15, 2012 - 10:35AM

    By all means Lord Nazir!

    Announce unauthorized bounties on anyone. You may be able to hide behind the open and generous laws of Britain and continue to live in Britain inspite of your support to an Islamic terrorist.

    But try to do the reverse in a Muslim country. Try to support the cause of Israel or oppose Islamic sharia in a Islamic country and see if a militant’ won’t murder you.
    I totally welcome your bounty!! There isn’t a better way to weaken the cause of LeT and Kashmir.Recommend

  • ashok
    Apr 15, 2012 - 10:36AM

    Lord Nazir Knows jolly well that the bounty for Hafiz is for the INFORMATION leading to his arrest and conviction and if he announces a similar bounty, he does not have to dish out a penny ever.

    Obama or Bush were duly elected Presidents and their actions, right or wrong, has sanctity of the law of a sovereign country. They won’t ever be arrested for what they did or did not do as the President,

    Nazir may have come with one-way ticket to Pakistan to become an active member of DPC or PTI knowing no one is going to reelect him in the UK.

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  • Noble Tufail
    Apr 15, 2012 - 10:37AM

    the whole chain of statements followed by bounty announcement will only glorify a terrorist. Good work US

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  • Udaya Bose
    Apr 15, 2012 - 10:46AM

    @Altaf Hussain, Mumbai:
    What a pity, all the wrong Muslims find santuary in Pakistan. India and Indonesia, the largest and second largest concentration of Muslims in the world have no choice but to watch this depredation in silence.
    You are absolutely right. And it is not just Muslims but non-Muslims too who are aghast at the type of discourse that informs the Pakistani thought process and brings all Muslims in to disrepute.

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  • Mahadevan Subramanian
    Apr 15, 2012 - 10:47AM

    To be frank bounty announcement by United States is an eye-wash. Had it wanted to get rid of Nazir, why wouldn’t it have chosen the Abbotabad way.Recommend

  • antony
    Apr 15, 2012 - 10:51AM

    I am surprised how a pakistani can abuse British generosity (shall I say western generosity) to muslims .. If he can go this far ,all his life how anti British he is thinking and living . There are thousands of well educated,skillful indians/chinese/bangladeshi love to live and work in UK and still new restrictions dont allow them but whoever got the chance to stay like this man abuse his chance to stay in UK.

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  • khan
    Apr 15, 2012 - 10:55AM

    What a shameless person is this? How can you live in all the protection, care, lifestyle of west and then support nonsense, jokers and a criminal like Hafiz? This shows how degenerated the paki society has become that educated people like this is acting like 0 IQ idiot supporting international wanted like Syeed who either should be barred or be deported immediately. Shame on these people.

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  • Pradeep
    Apr 15, 2012 - 10:58AM

    …now I place a reward of $10 million on Lord Nazir’s… now someone else place a $10 mil reward on me… this is like a game now… perhaps I should create an app for this on facebook and really try to make millions of dollars :DRecommend

  • Ozair
    Apr 15, 2012 - 11:22AM

    Lord Nair……….. surrender your Birtish citienship…………..and title….. Lord

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  • Apr 15, 2012 - 11:24AM

    I am surprised to know that the British Parliament consists on such fanatics!

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  • From Toronto With Love
    Apr 15, 2012 - 11:24AM

    Nonsense. Lord saab, what has gone into your head. Dont try to match American political rhetoric, their agenda is quite clear, what is yours?

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  • Atif Razza
    Apr 15, 2012 - 11:31AM

    we need to think about it, instead of criticising Lord Nazir is right on somehow. If he is living in UK why we are criticising on him, atleast he is representing Pakistan.
    If somebody is outside that doenot mean he is not patroit and the people who is living in Pakistan they are more. Please Please change your way of thinking.Negative thinking comes in a form of curse(zardari govt.) on us.listen and see what people are saying and we need to broad our thinking level.
    Regards

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  • Proud Pakistani
    Apr 15, 2012 - 11:32AM

    Each of them is a pawn on a chess board. Still waiting to see the master who controls the strings. All of these corrupted people are agents of the west employed to keep the global south destabilized so that they can reap our riches and spread extortion and violence. All these bounties are just another game

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  • Aftab Kenneth Wilson
    Apr 15, 2012 - 11:42AM

    He will now be on watch list not only in UK but also in EU and USA. I think this statement will not be acceptable by any saner person. Announcing bounty on the head of the states will only backfire. This only exposes him and his leanings and mindset.

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  • Apr 15, 2012 - 11:44AM

    Speak for yourself, Nazir. Ethical Muslims – unlike munafiq hypocrites and ignorant jahils – are insulted that extremists and terrorists openly incite hate and intolerance in Pak, which you’re doing. Our Muslim Ummah does not include neo modern day Kharjites or Wahhabi/Deoband/Salafi/Sunni supremacist militants. There are civil avenues against Bush and Obama. What parliamentarian promotes anarchy? Dumbing down for Pak audience or true colours? Yea, Kashmir is under Indian rule and deserves freedom, but NO justification for militancy now. Besides breaking international law, they’re accused of acts of violence and killing innocent civilians, in Kashmir and Mumbai.

    I knew there was radicalization among British Pakistanis, and alleged links Nazir Ahmed had with a radical Salafist/Wahhabi masjid, but this clinches it. Sick and tired of HS, supporters, sympathizers, apologists and radical right wing conservative extremism. Defending a guy who prayed Jannazah for OBL, hiding in Abbottabad as our country was blown up. Where is your outrage on that?! A guy who associates with sectarian bigoted extremists and terrorists, ASWJ. Where is the condemnation?!

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  • WoW
    Apr 15, 2012 - 11:46AM

    With this stupid statement, he will milk Paki and become an instant millionaire.

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  • BlackJack
    Apr 15, 2012 - 11:46AM

    @Pradeep:
    Really good one bro :).

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  • Muhammad Ahsan Khan
    Apr 15, 2012 - 11:47AM

    Why not a simple Fatwa from Muslim scholars against Obama and Bush?? The job will be done without spending a penny and the killer will earn a place in Jannat!!

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  • Mumbai Dude
    Apr 15, 2012 - 11:49AM

    Well, this man has definitely increased the dignity of Muslims in the west!Recommend

  • mr. righty rightist
    Apr 15, 2012 - 11:55AM

    This can happen only with British citizens.

    These mullahs stand on London streets and openly declare jihad against England. Nobody does nothing.

    I simply fail to understand how can the British be more foolish than the Indians.

    In India, being a Muslim you can do anything and get away with it. But I never expected that from the Brits.

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  • Pakistani
    Apr 15, 2012 - 11:58AM

    @ Indians and Pakistani apologists:

    Who told you that Hafiz Saeed committed a crime ?

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  • Thoughtful
    Apr 15, 2012 - 12:04PM

    Oh wait ,this is the Haripur that hosted bin laden before he moved to his digs in abbotabad. Lol. Seriously is the UK gove listening?

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  • ashok
    Apr 15, 2012 - 12:07PM

    @Pakistani:

    Master minding, training, arming and financing terror attacks are NOT considered punishable crime by the establishment of Pakistan. This is why not even ONE suspected “terrorist” has ever been convicted by Pakistani prosecutors.

    BTW, bounty for Hafiz is for providing information leading to his arrest and conviction according to the international law, not the Pakistan justice system.

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  • Shyam
    Apr 15, 2012 - 12:09PM

    @Pakistani,
    Who told you that Hafiz Saeed committed a crime ?

    We do not need our mullah etc to tell us things we can think on our own

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  • Truthbetold
    Apr 15, 2012 - 12:12PM

    If Nazir is so supportive of terrorists such as Hafeez Saeed and so much against the West, why doesn’t he give up his UK citizenship and good life and move to Pakistan and join LeT. Recommend

  • Apr 15, 2012 - 12:22PM

    “Lord Nazir said that the bounty placed on Saeed was an insult to all Muslims and by doing so President Obama has challenged the dignity of the Muslim Ummah”
    I wonder why a Muslim terrorist is equated to Islam and Muslim Ummah? How is it an insult to Islam? Does he mean challenge to Hitler was an insult to Christianity or hanging Nathuram Godse was insult to Hinduism? What nonsense? A terrorist is ENEMY OF ENTIRE HUMAN RACE.

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  • Yaida M
    Apr 15, 2012 - 12:24PM

    That is the last time “Lord” Nazir will hold any position of note. The man is obviously not too gifted.

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  • Klivingchen
    Apr 15, 2012 - 12:35PM

    Look, the US State Dept Spokesman has already admitted there is no evidence against Hafiz Saeed that could get a conviction in a court of law, which is why they placed that bounty on him in the first place, so why the outrage in this discussion thread?

    Stop pretending Hafiz Saeed is some kind of criminal when his accusers have admitted they don’t have anything on him. Have some common sense everyone.

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  • Head Shot
    Apr 15, 2012 - 12:40PM

    If seculars did have any real essence in their ideology of Freedom ,,, They would have outnumber, out-powered and out-gunned the ideology of militancy. But the ground reality is exactly the opposite, Militancy and Radicalization is now becoming the very part of every human nature and based on statistics secularism, freedom, human rights are soon to become extinct. These secular lunatics will be welcome with the cries of pain and sufferings. And I have no regret that I will stand with them and no-one can deny my reward

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  • DevilHunterX
    Apr 15, 2012 - 12:43PM

    Sanity goes with old age.

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  • American
    Apr 15, 2012 - 12:44PM

    In one stroke Lord Nazir became a commoner..just another rabble rousing street politician who will do much better in Pakistan than in UK.

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  • faraz
    Apr 15, 2012 - 12:53PM

    This joker himself lives in UK :p

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  • Shamy
    Apr 15, 2012 - 12:56PM

    Dear Lord Nazir….this will be the end of your tenure in the UK parliament…

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  • MarkH
    Apr 15, 2012 - 1:13PM

    @Noble Tufail:
    The reactions to Hafiz Saeed’s bounty won’t change the opinions of people residing in reality. Most of them all but confirm peoples suspicions of the man.
    @Ahmer Ali:
    Al Qaeda and the Taliban can do it easily? I’m pretty sure they’d be their dream targets yet they’re still standing. That comment started off sane and then dropped off the deep end.Recommend

  • Spud
    Apr 15, 2012 - 1:19PM

    @Muhammad Ahsan Khan: Such idiocy that you are promoting has kept the Muslim world down in the dumps. Every day someone gets up and kills someone without thinking the impact of their actions. Keep thinking this way and stay poor, starving and waiting for someone to come and murder.

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  • Spud
    Apr 15, 2012 - 1:22PM

    Nazir should have realized the effect of carelessly chosen words on evil people. Some stupid Muslim, and there are many such people, will take up this offer thinking it is real and cause the death of a few people. Recommend

  • MarkH
    Apr 15, 2012 - 1:25PM

    @Pakistani:
    Courts of law require certain, over the top evidence because they’re playing with peoples lives and it’s to benefit the true innocents. Not the criminals. Common sense and an average brain will tell someone he’s a depraved criminal. He doesn’t even hide it. He just chooses his words very carefully.

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  • KMR Overseas
    Apr 15, 2012 - 1:27PM

    It is clear sign, terror organizations deeply penetrated into western politics.

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  • M. A. Changezi
    Apr 15, 2012 - 1:33PM

    If our educated elite has such mindset then there is no hope for us Pakistanis. Not that I am fan of Bush or Obama.

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  • Truth Seeker
    Apr 15, 2012 - 2:01PM

    Initially, I thought his announcement was a bit over reaction and uncalled for, particularly in reference to US bounty on Hafiz Saeed, keeping in view of his unique status and possibility of personal repercussions. However, Muslims of the world have unprecedentedly suffered by the actions of Bush Jr. and President Obama has miserably failed to change, rather continued, his heinous policies. Millions of Muslims have been killed or severely injured and remain subjected to oppression as a result. So his announcement of bounty for the two is certainly not out of proportions and context.

    It takes more than a loin’s heart to challenge the world’s only superpower in a tit-for-tat manner. Most of the commentators here are suggesting him as either a fool or fanatic due to their own lack of integrity and deeply ingrained fear of the powerful. Hats off to Lord Nazir Ahmed who acted like a person of integrity and true “Momin” who is fearful of none but the Almighty Allah.

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  • Mandeep Vaid
    Apr 15, 2012 - 2:06PM

    It is more probable that Obama and Bush would be convicted for their heinous war crimes in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya *……if ever tried……. by the International Court of Hague*

    then the Mullah Hafiz who is till now merely being accused of terrorist activities without any solid evidence from my government or the USA. Not even this 10 million dollars bounty lead to any cogent evidence against the accused Saeed.

    Watch in Youtube, “Gaddafi and gold dinar!” Declaring a bounty for Bush and Obama the British Lord Nazir Ahmad has hit the nail right on the head.

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  • Hindustan Ki Shakti
    Apr 15, 2012 - 2:11PM

    @Pakistani:
    Hafiz Sayeed is a murderer, he instigates violence. He provokes the uneducated youngsters in pakistan to fight against non muslims to fulfill his extremist cause. He finances the extremists in Pakistan to go against India & US.
    He misuses the word “Jihad”.
    He is against the principal “Live & Let Live”.
    To hide his ill policies , he does kind of social work , so that uneducated and conservative people in Pakistan can support him.
    pity on people who think that he is a masseah.

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  • Apr 15, 2012 - 2:24PM

    This Lord shunned his own Islamic country and attracted to Western cultures, lives and enjoy their hospitality, but talk nonsense as a traitor. He brought shame to all Muslims living in foreign countries. His comments invite attention of all the non-islamic countries to be more vigilant about Muslims.

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  • Truth Seeker
    Apr 15, 2012 - 2:28PM

    @All Indian bloc:

    Until late 90′s, to Indians, uncle Sam was a devil in disguise and the British were blood sucking daemons. Now you tell us they were in fact angles and saints. You are the only nation on planet earth who is bestowed upon with such a low self-esteem and gifted with extraordinarily twisted logic.

    None could beat your loudest voices condemning Hafiz Saeed for his role in the freedom struggle of Indian Occupied Kashmir in which many of your soldiers were killed. At the same time, none can beat your silence upon the grand scale killings of civilians by your new love, the uncle Sam. What a nation.

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  • Ibraheem Mustafa
    Apr 15, 2012 - 2:31PM

    Dear Liberal & Secular intellectuals of Pakistan,
    I have a simple question, which madarassa did Lord Nazir go to, that today he is speaking in defense of ‘extremists’ !

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  • whats in the name
    Apr 15, 2012 - 2:31PM

    Ahem, With his statement, I doubt if he would be allowed to enter Britan again. Keeping my fingers closed.
    Rgds
    P

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  • Muhammad Ahsan Khan
    Apr 15, 2012 - 2:42PM

    @Spud

    Dear Spud, I am not promotin any idiocy. I am simply reminding to idiots that this already exists in Islam and many Islamic Scholars and authorities have issued such Fatwas!!

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  • Mandeep Vaid
    Apr 15, 2012 - 2:52PM

    Watch in Youtube

    Colonel Gaddafi and Gold Dinars – The truth behind the Libyan Invasion!

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  • Truth Seeker
    Apr 15, 2012 - 2:58PM

    @antony:

    “I am surprised how a pakistani can abuse British generosity”

    Last time you said they were the blood sucking daemons who looted and plundered the wealth of Subcontinent (Pakistan included). Didn’t you?

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  • Jahangir Ahmad
    Apr 15, 2012 - 3:06PM

    What a splendid reply by lord Nazir. Even if he doesn’t has 10 million pounds for Obama and Bush bounty but he showed some courage to reply tit for tat.

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  • Truth Seeker
    Apr 15, 2012 - 3:06PM

    @khan:

    “What a shameless person is this? How can you live in all the protection, care, lifestyle of west and then support nonsense, jokers and a criminal like Hafiz? This shows how degenerated the paki society has become that educated people like this is acting like 0 IQ idiot supporting international wanted like Syeed who either should be barred or be deported immediately. Shame on these people.”

    Sir, I am really impressed. Which university did you do your PhD in “International Politics”?

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  • Jahangir Ahmad
    Apr 15, 2012 - 3:07PM

    What a splendid reply by lord Nazir. Even if he doesn’t has 10 million pounds for Obama and Bush bounty but he showed some courage to reply tit for tat.Recommend

  • Truth Seeker
    Apr 15, 2012 - 3:12PM

    @Ozair:

    “Lord Nair……….. surrender your Birtish citienship…………..and title….. Lord”

    What should the MP George Galloway do? Also come to Pakistan?

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  • Truth Seeker
    Apr 15, 2012 - 3:18PM

    @Afghan Karachiite:

    “I am surprised to know that the British Parliament consists on such fanatics!”

    Looks like you never heard the names of George Bush Jr. and Dick Cheney.

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  • J T
    Apr 15, 2012 - 3:37PM

    To all those enlightened souls saying that there is no evidence on Saeed and hence he’s innocent, I’d like to tell you the real-life story of Al Capone. I am sure people who read about the west might have heard about him. Everyone back in the US then knew he was a leading gangster who was involved in all sorts of crime ranging from murder to extortion to racketeering, etc. However, there was a slight problem for the authorities. For a variety of reasons, the justice system was unable to nail him, the biggest reason being, he basically had people work for him do all the dirty work and the system just didn’t have the right laws to convict the ring-leader. However, eventually the authorities did manage to convict him for tax evasion. So you see, this anecdote clearly lends itself to a comparison with the Pakistani situation and the excellent Mr. Hafiz Saeed. He is like Capone (though I like mafiosi and I have no particular liking for jihadis) and the Pakistani system is like the US justice system, with the only difference in the two systems being that the US was unable to convict Capone due to a lack of sophistication in laws and enforcement, and the Paki system is unable to convict Saeed as a result of deep ideological complicity. And finally, the conviction on tax evasion charges is possibly a parallel to the placing of the bounty on his Haifz Saeed’s head. The bottom line being, US plans to catch this fellow one way or the other.

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  • elementary
    Apr 15, 2012 - 3:54PM

    It sounds almost as imbecilic as Zaid Hamid,and I thought no one could surpass him.

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  • Truth Seeker
    Apr 15, 2012 - 3:55PM

    Seems like it is not my day today. Why to waste time then in writing replies. I’m out.

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  • Masood
    Apr 15, 2012 - 4:13PM

    @ All Tit for Tat

    For very big TAt you have a very small tit. Not exactly tit for tat.

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  • Owais
    Apr 15, 2012 - 4:13PM

    I would if the British press pick up on his comments. If they do then it will have some interesting times when he returns to the uk.

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  • Roflcopter
    Apr 15, 2012 - 4:15PM

    Hafiz Saeed is not LeT chief………….ET fails again trying to please Indians

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  • Zia
    Apr 15, 2012 - 4:19PM

    We need a bounty on Narinder Modi and Bal Thakarey too. They have been involved in violence and acts of ethnic cleansing. Lets play the bounty game. The starter (with Hafiz Saeed) was wrong. Mr Hafiz Saeed is not someone who has hidden somewhere. He wanders in public. He is involved in many humanitarian activities too for which I can testify considering how Jamatud Dawa helped the people of Balakot (A city devastated by the 2005 Earthquake). I belong to Balakot. This bounty thing can’t be played people. Every sane person knows how things work today. Might is right in todays world. America can do whatever she wishes to. They need a strategic partner in the form of India in order to contain India in line of the New Great Game that starts off in Asia. Kindly refer to Ahmed Rashid, Hassan Karar for this.
    Moreover, why isn’t there a bounty on Israelis for what they have been doing to the Palestinians and for what they did to Freedom Flotilla. Why isn’t there a bounty on Bush and the people involved in the Iraqi invasion for what they did to the people of IRAQ on the pretext of WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION that later came out to be a WEAPONS OF MASS DECEPTION campaign. Do see the documentary on Enron in this regard.

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  • American
    Apr 15, 2012 - 4:20PM

    @Truth Seeker:
    Foreign Policy is not based on self righteousness and self flagellation.
    Ever heard of REALPOLITIK ?
    Or, about “Chanakya Niti” that was formulated by Chanakaya while in Taxila to deal with Greek invaders ?
    As descendants of Taxila, you should know a bit of both.

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  • grain of truth
    Apr 15, 2012 - 5:05PM

    nice to have freedom of speech, but one must not abuse it, at the same time as, has been said previously, an individual cannot place a bounty on a head of state, this is for the parliament or a legal body to bring an accused to justice. having all of the above i suspect he may not have said that, more than likely he has been misquoted.

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  • kilo
    Apr 15, 2012 - 5:17PM

    why does lord nazir not take this hafiz..symbol of islam ..with him to UK .This will not only greatly enhance dignity of the whole Ummah but will also do a great favour and mercy on pakistan. Take him absolutely free..together with complmentary gift of gul hameed,zaid hamid and similar characters which we have in great abundance…please.. as many as you feel will be enough to help you out to increase God forsaken ummah’s dignity.

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  • Chodhary
    Apr 15, 2012 - 5:27PM

    Hats off to Lord Nazir!!! Bravo..

    And to all Indian trolls… buzz off!

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  • Cautious
    Apr 15, 2012 - 5:28PM

    Another desperate politician who will do anything to get some press coverage – unfortunately for him the BBC didn’t give him even a mention. It’s pretty bad when you have to visit Pakistan and do something outrageous to get noticed.

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  • Mandeep Vaid
    Apr 15, 2012 - 5:55PM

    @American:

    Akbar the Great use to tame wild elephants as a hobby. And his descendents in Afghanistan are teaching the white Farangis the lesson of their life. The multiple suicide attacks of the lion hearted Afghan insurgents today is a declaration of Spring War Games……… The Game of Death Begins, white farangis shall run for life and the Afghans for death!

    (an impartial observer)

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  • kilo
    Apr 15, 2012 - 6:17PM

    Good lord nazir..conveniently forgot to include name of Tony Blair for the bounty.He was bush accomplice in the massacre of ummah…remember?!

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  • Mubashir
    Apr 15, 2012 - 7:07PM

    Methinks the Lord Saab is considering running for office in tne coming elections. His UK Lorship will never be the same!

    We also note that the US offered reward for info leading to the arrest and conviction of Hafiz Saeed but this dim wit is, doing tit for tat is offering a reward for the heads of Obama and Bush.

    If such are the priests, God bless the congregation!!

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  • Mubashir
    Apr 15, 2012 - 7:09PM

    @Shyam: Modi of Gujerat got a free pass because of lack of evidence. Similarly, even if Hafiz got a free pass it was because of lack of evidence.

    The world of courts in works in different ways and not subject to wishful thinking of individuals. Evidence rules in courts and not sarcasm!!

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  • shahid
    Apr 15, 2012 - 7:22PM

    as India’s government and it’s people refuse to punish mass murderers like bal thakrey who killed 1200 Muslims in 1993,modi who killed 2000 Muslims or babu bajrangi who openly admitted to ripping apart pregnant Muslim women and burning Muslim children …….etc………Indian hypocrites have no moral right to ask for hafiz saeed ……. call me an anti national now ….. i don’t care ……well done Pakistan by protecting saeed …… Indians are also protecting many massmurderers and even worshipping them by electing them to power …… you are doing a lesser crime by protecting saeed …..moreover he killed far less people than modi or thakrey

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  • Apr 15, 2012 - 7:52PM

    Just now heard that many people died in Peshawar blast. Lord Nazir should announce bounty on these terrorist elements. Where are his relatives living?

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  • Umer
    Apr 15, 2012 - 8:28PM

    @Ibraheem Mustafa:

    I have a simple question, which
    madarassa did Lord Nazir go to, that
    today he is speaking in defense of
    ‘extremists’ !

    Two things; 1. he is another politician who has realised Muslim masses are idiots and can be taken for a ride anytime with emotional slogans and 2.he is in heavy influence of the mullahs educated from those madrassas, he regularly attends mullah conventions in UK.

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  • salarmaiwand
    Apr 15, 2012 - 10:06PM

    yeah, you enjoy the peace of the west and we are left here to bear your dignity

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  • muntazir
    Apr 15, 2012 - 10:20PM

    Why Lord Nazir didn’t offer a scholarship of 10million pound sterling to educate illiterate Muslims of Asia and Africa….????Recommend

  • CAT
    Apr 15, 2012 - 10:23PM

    I hope that the British Pakistanis will take notice of this, and book themselves on the next flight to the Land of the Pure!

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  • Nasir
    Apr 15, 2012 - 10:43PM

    This guy is looked upon as a clown in the UK and like every other mullah he seems to think he represents all muslims

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  • Parvez
    Apr 16, 2012 - 12:37AM

    Stupidity + stupidity = more stupidity.

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  • Truthbetold
    Apr 16, 2012 - 12:38AM

    @muntazir:

    “Why Lord Nazir didn’t offer a scholarship of 10million pound sterling to educate illiterate Muslims of Asia and Africa….????”

    Good point. Nazir said he is prepared to lose his home and all his wealth to pay the bounty of 10 million pounds. If he is so dedicated to Muslim cause, why can’t he right away sell all his possessions and donate to the welfare of millions of Muslims of Pakistan? No one is preventing him from doing this? He is nothing more than a hypocritical violent extremist.

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  • Umer
    Apr 16, 2012 - 1:48AM

    Labour party has started investigation;

    A Labour Party spokesman told
    PoliticsHome: “We are investigating
    whether he made the comments as
    reported. These comments are clearly
    inappropriate and offensive.”

    Peer ‘offers’ £10m bounty for Obama capture

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  • Apr 16, 2012 - 1:56AM

    @Ahmed:
    Very good. i like it

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  • Nasir
    Apr 16, 2012 - 2:08AM

    this is what happens when the UK government decides to make a fruit seller a Lord , the should have left this chai wala in his place

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  • Umer
    Apr 16, 2012 - 2:14AM

    Shouldnt have been in reaction to hafiz. But wonderful move nonetheless!

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  • Laurie C
    Apr 16, 2012 - 2:39AM

    wow he must need money for the police force..that incorrect statement was too hyper

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  • Grain of truth
    Apr 16, 2012 - 3:18AM

    Does any one have a copy of the speech?? I cannot imagine this guy having said this..

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  • mj
    Apr 16, 2012 - 3:23AM

    It is sad to see Pakistanis calling Hafiz Saeed a terrorist just because India and USA, both of them being arch enemies of Pakistan said so. whereas his institution helped us in floods and earthquake.

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  • mrk
    Apr 16, 2012 - 3:27AM

    Hafiz Saeed and bush both deserve bounties on their heads to think of it. However, putting a bounty on anyone just on suspician amounts to criminality.

    Basically what I get from most Pakistani comments on this paper is that might is right. So let’s play by those rules then. Don’t rush to defend the rights of those who are not powerful. Otherwise there’s a double standard.

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  • Dan
    Apr 16, 2012 - 3:37AM

    Lord Nazir enjoys the privileges of our democracy, but feverishly propagates for a backward philosophy that the last 40 years has diminished us from exploring the moon to discuss how to accordingly wipe our behinds. What is next? To debate which stones are best for stoning?

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  • blithe
    Apr 16, 2012 - 3:41AM

    @sid:
    Do you understand what political satire is?

    There is a certain convention in doing this?
    When the US out a bounty on an innocent man they were clearly in the wrong.

    Loard Nazir has the courage and sense of humour to reply back

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  • Mark
    Apr 16, 2012 - 3:51AM

    I have noted Lord Nazir’s comments. So a leading Muslim is prepared to support a mass murderer because he is a Muslim. So why is it OK for Muslims to kill other Muslims? Just asking. Seems a stange religion to me.

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  • Umer
    Apr 16, 2012 - 3:59AM

    Lord Nazir denies he ever set a bounty;

    On the other hand Nazir disown the
    allegations against him and said that
    he never announced a bounty on Barack
    Obama and George Bush.

    Talking to media Nazir said that he
    did not announced any bounty on US
    Presidents instead he demanded for an
    action against George Bush and British
    PM Tony Blair for killing innocent
    people in Iraq.

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  • Daniel
    Apr 16, 2012 - 4:03AM

    Even though the Lords has more than its fair share of criminals and scoundrels among their number (Ahmed himself is no stranger to prison), I am still shocked that any peer would say or even think such a thing.

    It is people who say these types of things that bring Islam and all Muslims into disrepute. If he did say anything of the sort, he should, of course, be stripped of his peerage immediately – although this should have happened several years ago after his previous conviction.

    While I am not saying it is appropriate in this instance, we do still have treason and sedition laws on the statute books and we should begin using them again. Far too often in the UK we pussyfoot around hatemongers, pandering to them because we in some way feel responsible for their minority status.

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  • Ali
    Apr 16, 2012 - 4:13AM

    @Sonya:

    Hafiz Saeed is bad or good, only Allah will decide not you or America…..US bounty for Hafiz Saeed is correct or Lord Nazir’s demand to bring war criminals before justice is right…but mind it never associate religion or Islam with one person (Hafiz Saeed) only…It is indeed your right to like or dislike someone….but people like you are proud being slaves (ghulam) of Americans are worthy for Islam or Pakistan…. i know the role and activities of pro-west people who act like Anaar-Kali to amuse you masters (Goray)….Please always be logical instead stereo type….. Recommend

  • look
    Apr 16, 2012 - 4:21AM

    in all comments none were good infact stupit & sad how peopel are vary low in getting to see what? & why? he said it.why US is interested about saeed.to make bounty it self is outlaw action plus for another country.can you see if it was another country was doing all the killing in iraq,afghan,pak,plus misss place & so on ,what he meant when US saying it is ok but when he say it will look wrong in civilaize world first you get charged & get call for court day.
    in france & uk the national front as we all know what they were stands in past even now why it is they have not stop them infact they have been geven more suport they are racist party any way i feelt sad pls think good & hard befor the media give you idea what to say how to say.

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  • Umer
    Apr 16, 2012 - 5:21AM

    Lord Nazir denies the report that he set any bounty. ET will now have to prove its worth; ET better be right in reporting this news.

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  • hamza
    Apr 16, 2012 - 5:22AM

    Im surprised to read so many indians with fake names commenting on a pakistani newspaper
    LOL
    go get a life u fags

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  • s shah
    Apr 16, 2012 - 5:29AM

    @khan, @bigsaif, @ kilo: bravo. agree with you completely. Lord Nazir is doing a great disservice to Islam by this insanity. I for one am not insulted by the bounty for information on Hafiz Saeed. I am more insulted by the ruthless behaviour of organisations like LeT and all its other manifestations, and by the Taliban. These murderous outfits will not allow peace either in the country or outside the country. For Shame, Lord Nazir. Take Hafiz Saeed, Zaid Hamid Malik Ishaq, Qadri, Ludhviani and the rest of them back to the UK with you if you are so fond of them

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  • Umer
    Apr 16, 2012 - 6:23AM

    People are giving Majhid-e-Islam Lord Nazir credit for nothing. Majhid-e-Islam denies saying any of it since he was suspended from Labour party. He suddenly realised he is nothing without British Lordship. Supporting Haifz Saeed suddenly looks so unattractive.

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  • Babbarsher khan
    Apr 16, 2012 - 6:24AM

    and this chap is a Lord!
    Good save the Queen from this kinda Lord!!

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  • Geoff
    Apr 16, 2012 - 7:43AM

    I am a Canadian and I am very concerned for the well being of England. My father was raised in England and it had been a dream to go to England and see where he lived and grew up. I had the chance to go last May and I was quite taken aback by what I saw there. You have let your country be invaded by a completely alien culture that has no regard for your culture, laws or way of life. The sad thing is you have done it to yourselves. When are the English Men going to stand up and say enough is enough and stop this madness.It had better be sooner than later because we won’t be sending our sons over there to prevent your suicide this time.

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  • Lone Star
    Apr 16, 2012 - 8:25AM

    @VINOD: How is it an insult to Islam? Does he mean challenge to Hitler was an insult to Christianity or hanging Nathuram Godse was insult to Hinduism? What nonsense? A terrorist is ENEMY OF ENTIRE HUMAN RACE.
    Well said my Indian friend.

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  • ZorbaTheRealGreek
    Apr 16, 2012 - 8:27AM

    Nazir Ahmed has been suspended from membership of the Labour Party. I have heard several international media quoting ET as a source for this story.

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  • Naheed Ateed
    Apr 16, 2012 - 9:14AM

    It takes guts to say such a thing, great going Dear Lord! Well said.

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  • Raj
    Apr 16, 2012 - 9:28AM

    I put Five Hundred Trillion Zimbabwe Dollars Award to the last contributor on this thread.

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  • Apr 16, 2012 - 9:51AM

    @Truthbetold: People like Nazir live in best of the places, enjoy best of life and keep making fools of poor masses in the name of religion. They never send their children to Madarsa or let them near radical people. They make sure that their children get best education and speak English. Jehad is for people of Pakistan to serve their selfish motives.

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  • Mohammad
    Apr 16, 2012 - 9:55AM

    This guy, when he got the nationality of UK, had an oath say that he will be loyal to British People and Government as well as to Queen, now betraying the UK citizen and working against the interest of British people. How we can trust him in regards to Pakistan. Now he is no more Lord.

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  • Lala Gee
    Apr 16, 2012 - 11:55AM

    @Sonya:

    “If Hafiz Saeed is a dignity of muslims? I am not a Muslim then.”

    Of course, you’re not, while he is a dignity of Muslims, because he fights for the weak and enslaved Muslims

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  • Lala Gee
    Apr 16, 2012 - 12:03PM

    @Mohammad:

    “This guy, when he got the nationality of UK, had an oath say that he will be loyal to British People and Government as well as to Queen”

    Does the oath also require you not to speak truth, or say a criminal, criminal, or not to do what one think is right.

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  • onmyway
    Apr 16, 2012 - 2:51PM

    UK must be a great country that tolerates this kind of rhetoric from one of it’s own politicians.
    I will make my way there as soon as i can and join Lord Nazir in his struggle against imperialism.

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  • Apr 16, 2012 - 4:33PM

    @Truth Seeker: All good words of wisdom when Uncle Sam is preparing to say “TALAQ>>>TALAQ>>>TALAQ to you

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  • Naresh
    Apr 16, 2012 - 4:51PM

    .
    Lord Nazir has said nothing that is not said and done more often by those of his Ilk – and I do not allude to any of the Kufr kind!
    .
    Cheers

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  • DNACowboy
    Apr 16, 2012 - 8:07PM

    As soon as this came to light he has been suspended. He cannot sit in the House Of Lords due to his criminal conviction. The real problem lies in the fact that it takes an Act Of Parliament to take his title away.
    Trust me he is an embarrassment and hated throughout the land.

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  • Usman Lakhani
    Apr 16, 2012 - 9:05PM

    ET making headlines on BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-17732128. Would be funny if this turns out to be a ‘rumour’

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  • Farian
    Apr 17, 2012 - 12:14AM

    Stupid terrorist-sympathizer Grizzly bear cum undeserving ‘lord’ now claiming he is misquoted..Shame on him

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  • MAK
    Apr 17, 2012 - 3:15AM

    If we all pay $1 each, can we put a bounty on Lord Nazir?

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  • Luigi
    Apr 17, 2012 - 4:07AM

    a lot of bigotted U.S.-supporting idiots leaving their drivel.
    If somebody killed my child and the police did nothing do I not have the right to personally offer a reward for information or for the apprehension of a kmown person of interest?
    This peer is acting in the name of all of those children, wives and husbands killed by the direct orders of the two named war criminals against whom no “authority” is prepared to act. Those war criminals have managed to rewrite their country’s laws to protect them from prosecution while enabling them to prosecture other citizens for “thought crime” . . . .

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  • ibrahim turner
    Apr 17, 2012 - 7:56AM

    in this article it is just repeating what some one said he said.
    in another article (where he was allowed to speak) he said that he did not say that…
    he said bush and blair should be arrested for war crimes and he sticks to that.

    this ‘quote’ is just like ahmedinejad supposedly saying he wanted israel ‘wiped off the map’.
    he didn’t say that either but many people including prime ministers etc still say that he said that..

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  • Ahmad Jallil
    Apr 17, 2012 - 1:34PM

    Why this newspaper (pakistani or foreign origin I don’t know) had not asked to Nazir Ahmad for truth before it was published? This is non-objectivity. He might have declined the report may be..

    That last passage of the report is the basic accusation of him I think. Why are you against the corruption culture?

    “Criticising the bureaucracy in Pakistan for its alleged corruption, he said a number of British investors had been mulling investment in Pakistan but the deep-seated culture of corruption had turned them off.”

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  • chris fontenot, sr.
    Apr 17, 2012 - 7:55PM

    This type of activity has obviously been ongoing for thousands of years. Do we as a human race learn from past mistakes? We request this basic historical lesson of our children. An eye for an eye will never prevail in our quest for human equalities and happiness (maybe temporarily). Pointing out the beast-like actions of some will; however, bring out differences in human-spiritual traits and those of animal-self-righteous/selfish traits. These leaders have acted in way that make it simplistic for prophetic predictions of self-destruction. We are quite capable of whollistically reaching our spiritual crest of world-wide utopia; but, because of our greed and fears this type of confusion is evidenced from all sides. We must know by now that there is nothing to fear but fear itself . . .. Come on people, let us not destroy ourselves because of greed and fear — we are greater than animals, let’s (after all of these years of world control of everything that lives) begin to show it! Use your cognitive functions to figure out how to coexist — please! In my opinion, the names do not matter, it’s the activities and habits of all that must change! Seriously (Adam to Hilter, etc.). Think about people.

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  • Ali
    Apr 18, 2012 - 5:53PM

    Shame on Express Tribune for printing clarification as a seperatr story. Take courage and update this story with same statement that your reporter made it all up to make you a laughing stock.

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  • IZ
    Apr 18, 2012 - 7:03PM

    Dear Express Tribune, since this story has been linked too by media and blog outlets all over the world, please add an update with your clarification or at least a link to it at the end of the article.

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  • Bishop Dr. Ijaz Inayat
    Apr 23, 2012 - 3:22AM

    I wish Lord Nazir stood his ground.

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