‘Friendly advice’: Hafiz Saeed ‘advises’ Shahrukh Khan to move to Pakistan

Says the Bollywood superstar is welcome here if he feels ‘unsafe’ in India.

Imran Khan January 27, 2013
Says the Bollywood superstar is welcome here if he feels ‘unsafe’ in India.


The chief of a charity blamed by India for the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks has advised Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan to move to Pakistan if he feels “insecure” in India.

“Shahrukh will be welcome here,” Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, the chief of Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) said during an  Express News programme Takrar. Hafiz Saeed’s invitation came in response to Shahrukh’s recent statements about life as a Muslim in India.

“I sometimes become the inadvertent object of political leaders who choose to make me a symbol of all that they think is wrong and unpatriotic about Muslims in India,” Shahrukh told Outlook Turning Points magazine in an interview.

India has blamed the JuD for masterminding the 2008 attacks on landmarks in its commercial hub which had killed over 160 people.

In Saturday’s interview, Hafiz Saeed demanded the United States take notice of a recent statement by the Indian home minister regarding Hindu terrorist camps in India. “The US should carry out drone attacks on these camps in India,” he said.

Talking about the nuclear warning issued by Indian authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir, Saeed said that in case of a nuclear war between India and Pakistan, the former would have to distribute safety pamphlets in Delhi and Mumbai rather than Kashmir.

He denied New Delhi’s claims that he had visited the Line of Control (LoC), saying that the claims were intended to provide a smokescreen to Indian ceasefire violations. Regarding the recent ceasefire violations along the LoC, he said Indian forces carried out unprovoked attacks on Pakistani soldiers and then used false claims to counter Islamabad’s protests.

Commenting on the interim set-up before the upcoming elections in Pakistan, Saeed objected to Asma Jahangir’s inclusion on the list of candidates for caretaker prime minister and said “Pakistan is not a secular country”.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 27th, 2013.


ali | 9 years ago | Reply

@Prabhjyot Singh Madan: You are right Mr Madan. I agree. you see just like Indian people we also feel proud to be called pakistani. Pakistan is the state where we can live freely and be proud of our own culture, heritage, traditions,heroes and spent our lives according to Islam without any fear. It is true that now days we are going through many ups and downs but every nation faces such ups and downs and it takes time as well. My request to all Pakistani please follow the honesty, integrity, and bravery of Quaid Azam as he once said " think thousand times but when decided then stick to it as a one man.

rennymathew | 9 years ago | Reply

@Clear Black Bag: dude in pakistan even pakistani are not safe,ur interior minister doesnt come out and talk when people die of drone and terrorist attacks ,but all of sudden he wants safety of celebrity in india,shame on u guys

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