Give evidence against Hafiz Saeed instead of crying on US shoulders: Khalid Waleed to India

Saeed's son-in-law says US wants Hafiz Saeed to be rearrested only because of pressure from India


News Desk November 29, 2017
Khalid Waleed says the US wants Hafiz Saeed to be re-arrest only because of pressure from India. PHOTO: AFP

Khalid Waleed, the son-in-law of Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) Chief Hafiz Saeed has asked India to provide evidence against Saeed instead of crying on the US' shoulders, said a Hindustan Times report.

JuD chief Hafiz Saeed released from house arrest

“India is always crying internationally. Why don’t you provide evidence instead of just using television clips of the Mumbai attacks? America has asked for Hafiz Saeed’s re-arrest only because of pressure from India,’’ Waleed told HT over the phone from Lahore.

Waleed also confirmed that the JuD chief had petitioned the United Nations (UN) asking for his name to be removed from the list of designated terrorists. A similar request by Saeed was rejected in 2009, the report said.

On November 22, the Lahore High Court (LHC) had ordered the release of Hafiz Saeed from house arrest. He was put under house arrest in January 2017 after years of living freely in Pakistan, one of the sore points in its fraying relationship with the US.

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India and the US expressed concern at his release, calling for Saeed to be prosecuted for allegedly devising the Mumbai attack that killed at least 195 people in 2008, including foreigners.

Last Friday, the White House said there would be repercussions for US-Pakistan relations unless Islamabad took action to detain and charge the JuD chief for allegedly masterminding the 26/11 Mumbai attacks.

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