Hafiz Saeed speaks at LHC Bar Association

Published: November 12, 2010
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Jamatud Dawa chief rails against ‘American conspiracies’.

Jamatud Dawa chief rails against ‘American conspiracies’.

LAHORE: Ameer Jamaatud Dawa Hafiz Muhammad Saeed said that Obama’s visit to India was part of a conspiracy against Pakistan and China. “America wants India to stand against China, but India will never comply as it has been exploiting America,” said Saeed.

Saeed expressed his views, on Thursday, while addressing a seminar organised by Lahore High Court Bar Association (LHCBA) at the Karachi Shuhada Hall. Saeed said the politics of Pakistani rulers revolved around America and the rulers conceded to anti-Islam policies. He said no international organisation was working on the behalf of Muslims which had led to coercion in Kashmir and the conviction of Dr Aafia Siddiqui. “I have cogent evidence of Aafia’s abduction from Karachi but Pakistani agencies have become the slave of America.”

He said America always imposed war on Muslims and no international organisation had the courage to resist. He said that the Pakistani government must take all parties in confidence before taking any decision about Kashmir. He said according to United Nations resolutions, Kashmir was a disputed area that had been occupied by India.

Ameer Jamaat-i-Islami Syed Munawar Hassan said that America always supported the Indian point of view on Kashmir and could not be an impartial arbitrator. He said, “Obama’s visit to India was a total eyewash. America has always hurt Pakistan in the name of friendship.”

Hassan was speaking at a seminar organised by the Hurmat-i-Rasool Committee of the Lahore High Court Bar Association on Thursday. The seminar was held to highlight the Kashmir issue, American interference in Pakistani affairs and the conviction of Dr Aafia Siddiqui. Hassan said Muslims had been held responsible for every terrorist attack in the world without any investigation or evidence. He said America, with the help of anti-Islamic forces, had placed Muslims in the category of terrorists while in reality America was playing the role of international terrorist under the garb of war against terror. He said America had always violated human rights and dragged Muslim countries into wars.

The JI chief said American oppression and cruelty was the reason behind Muslim extremism. He said Americans never condemned the violation of the religious sentiments of Muslims even when blasphemous caricatures of the Holy Prophet were made and pages of the Holy Quran were burnt.

He said 9/11 showed the complete failure of the American administration but only one man, Osama Bin Laden, was held responsible. Not a single non-Muslim, he said, was punished for hurting Muslims. He criticised the conviction of Dr Siddiqui after an ‘unfair trial’.

He said Pakistani rulers yielded to American pressure and urged them to change their policies.

Hassan said there was a great philosophy behind the slogans of ‘Go America Go’ and ‘No to American slavery’. “We have to change our deeds to end the American monopoly,” he said.

LHCBA Hurma-i-Rasool Committee senior vice president Sardar Mohabat Ali Dogar, secretary Jamil Faizi, bar president Mian Abdul Qaddus, secretary Babar Murtaza, columnist Altaf Hassan Qureshi and Advocate Muhammad Azhar Siddique also spoke at the seminar.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 12th, 2010.

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Reader Comments (9)

  • Aftab Kenneth Wilson
    Nov 12, 2010 - 9:13AM

    It is very important for all world leaders to consult and take dictation from our “Strategic Assets” before visiting Pakistan or issuing any statement which relates to Pakistan. I would rather suggest to call these gentlemen on next UN Session so that the whole world may benefit from their “Agenda Of Eternal Peace” and how to achieve it from their point of view.Recommend

  • dk
    Nov 12, 2010 - 2:36PM

    Didn’t the Lahore Bar Association get a better person to talk at its forum other than a suspected terrorist? Has the standard of Pakistani lawyers gone so low that they now need to call suspected terrorists to lecture them?

    All the respect that I had for the lawyers community in Pakistan after they resisted Mushy during the ouster of the Chief Justice a few years back has been eroded.Recommend

  • Zia Ansari
    Nov 12, 2010 - 4:50PM

    Pakistan Civil Society seminar featuring key note address from head of UN banned terrorist organization.Keep it classy Pakistan.This will get your N-deal and Kashmir on the platter..Recommend

  • Nov 12, 2010 - 8:07PM

    Oh and then they wonder why we have a poor image abroad.Recommend

  • akash
    Nov 13, 2010 - 9:55AM

    This fellow represents pakistan’s civil society. He is free to talk in seminars etc.. and give anti India lectures.. and still people in pakistan wonder why India is putting a precondition before peace talks… Hope India does not start talking to pakistan.. given their track record they are never going to do anything against terrorism directed at India.
    talk of why pakistan does not get nuclear deal.. or why pakistan has such a bad image… isn’t it clear even for an outsiders to see..its a joke reallyRecommend

  • SKChadha
    Nov 14, 2010 - 4:35PM

    Sincerely hope that Bar Councils and Legislative Bodies will also call Bin Laden, Zawahiri etc. for their discourse on world order. Why not to appoint TTP think tanks as VCs of Pak Universities .. ? Recommend

  • Nov 14, 2010 - 11:27PM

    LOL @ SKCRecommend

  • faraz
    Nov 15, 2010 - 6:18AM

    Hafiz Saeed talking to a bar….hahahahaha. this zia’s lost generation is hopelessRecommend

  • Ch
    Nov 23, 2010 - 6:11AM

    Sorry Bros and sisters of Pak.. you guys are not helping yourself by doing this. please get a grip!Recommend

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