Hamza Ali Abbasi turns out to be an admirer of terror watch suspect Hafiz Saeed

Published: September 18, 2017

While many were astonished at the number of votes bagged by Hafiz Saeed-led Milli Muslim League (MML) in the NA-120 polls, Hamza Ali Abbasi has stirred a fresh storm by praising the terror watch suspect in his tweets.

The seat fell vacant after Nawaz Sharif was disqualified by the top court following a landmark judgment in the Panama Papers case.

“US/India say he is a terrorist; I know Hafiz Saeed as a righteous man,” the renowned actor and show presenter said before adding, “Huge respect for Milli Muslim League for getting 4k+ votes.”

The actor then seemed to substantiate his support for the Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) chief, saying, “Hafiz Saeed has done great work against Takfeer & Sectarianism, social work for non Muslims of Pakistan & is a mentor to Kashmiris.”

Abbasi then appeared to clarify Saeed’s stance on his behalf, on Kashmir too. “Hafiz Saeed doesn’t hate India or Indians. He only hates & speaks against Indian Govt’s atrocities in Indian Occupied Kashmir.”

The actor did not miss the opportunity to hit out at PML-N for winning back the crucial seat. “Celebration is for show only. Deep down inside, N League leaders know this is a huge blow for them on their home ground.”

The JuD and its wing the Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation (FIF) were placed on the watch list and put on the second schedule under Section 11-EEE(1) of the Anti-Terrorism Act 1997 after Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said the government was taking steps to fulfil its international obligations.

Saeed is being kept at his residence, 116-E, in Johar Town, Lahore. The interior ministry in its order had stated that the JuD and the FIF, a charity and public welfare arm of the JuD , were taking steps that were harmful to peace and security and involved in activities that violated the UNSC Resolution 1267.

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Reader Comments (7)

  • Sara
    Sep 19, 2017 - 12:06AM

    TV and film producers should stop giving him work. No Pakistani should support the Jamat-ud-Dawa and their Jihadi propaganda. Hamza has the same confused mentality as Imran Khan. Both think that there is a good and bad Taliban, but there is no good Taliban. Recommend

  • kp
    Sep 19, 2017 - 1:16AM

    dumb fanaticRecommend

  • BrainBro
    Sep 19, 2017 - 1:23AM

    It’s not just Abbassi who admires Hafiz Saeed. Rawalpindi is a huge fan as well. Recommend

  • Arslan
    Sep 19, 2017 - 5:36AM

    Thanks Abbasi for coming out and supporting these thugs and militant extremists. That’s where you actually belong. Not surprised! Recommend

  • Khan
    Sep 20, 2017 - 1:23PM

    Wow every one is taking a dig at Abbasi but no one is ready to question why on the first place they are allowed to contest the poll?Recommend

  • maarige
    Sep 20, 2017 - 2:22PM

    so am i…any problems?Recommend

  • Despicable
    Sep 21, 2017 - 1:19PM

    @Sara:grow up woman.Recommend

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