Hafiz Saeed


Pakistan Defence Minister termed Hafiz Saeed a serious threat to Pakistan

Lahore: Pakistan’s defence minister khwaja Asif has said Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed a “serious threat” to the nation, and was thus placed under house arrest in the country’s “larger interest”. Saeed was “arrested in the larger interest of the country”, he added, according to the report. Saeed was placed under house arrest under the fourth schedule of the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) on January 30 in Lahore, provoking an uproar from his party and allies. Saeed’s inclusion in the list shows he is linked with militancy in some way. Saeed wasRead More

Acting against terror groups: Pakistan

Islamabad: Pakistan on Thursday said it is taking action against some terrorist and other proscribed groups without any discrimination. At a weekly news briefing here, foreign office spokesman Nafees Zakariya took strong exception of the Indian external affairs ministry’s statement on Jamaat Ud Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed’s house arrest. He said India should take corrective measures for itself, rather than comment on the affairs of other countries. Mr Zakariya said there were irrefutable evidences suggesting India’s involvement in perpetrating terror in Pakistan. He reminded that Indian institutions also carriedRead More

Lahore High Court quashes plea by Hafiz Saeed to raise Kashmir issue at UNSC

Lahore. The Lahore High Court has dismissed a writ petition by JuD chief and 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed seeking to direct the Pakistan government to raise the Kashmir issue at the UN Security Council and other international fora. LHC Chief Justice Syed Mansoor Ali dismissed the petition, observing “the matter raised by the petitioner is not justifiable before the court and falls within the domain of politics”. The court announced the verdict on Friday which it had reserved last month after hearing arguments from Saeed’s counsel A.K. Dogar. Dogar saidRead More

US has moved ahead of India in its enmity with Pakistan: Hafiz Saeed

Lahore: The US has “moved ahead” of India in its enmity with Pakistan and wants to damage its nuclear programme, JuD chief Hafiz Saeed said. “America has moved ahead of India in its enmity with Pakistan. It carried out drone attack in Balochistan to kill Afghan Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour to test Pakistan whether it would give any reaction. “In fact, the US’ target is Pakistan’s nuclear programme and it (the US) wants to damage it with the help of Israel and India,” Saeed said while addressing the activistsRead More

Pakistan should not buy electricity from india: Haffiz saeed

Lahore: Pakistan should not buy electricity from India, Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Saeed said on Monday. On Sunday, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had said that the Power Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif will visit India to address the severe energy crisis. “There is no need to beg India..,” Saeed, the former head of banned Lashkar-e-Taiba, added. His warning to the Sharif government came in the wake of its proposed plan to buy electricity from India and China. Finance Minister Ishaq Dar had said India is ready to sell up to 2000 MWRead More

Yashin Malik shares dias with Hafiz Saeed

Islamabad: After the hanging of Afzal Guru, separatist groups of Kashmir seem to be in a mood of politicising this matter. Yasin Malik, chairman of one of the factions of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), held a day long fast in Islamabad to protest against Afzal’s hanging. Hafiz is founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), the outfit responsible for many terror strikes in India including November 2008 Mumbai attacks. Malik also appealed with the Pakistan government to take a call at the earliest about the fate of Sarabjit Singh who has beenRead More

Hafiz Saeed roams free in Pakistan

New Delhi: Mastermind of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks Hafiz Saeed roams free in Pakistan despite a hefty bounty on his head by US government for abetting terror. Hafiz Saeed, chief of Jamaat-ud-Dawah, said that he enjoys every right availed by a common Pakistani adding that he roams free without any fear which is his style. Saeed claimed that the Pakistani courts have given him clean chit in various cases including Mumbai terror attack. He also questioned that why the US shows no respect for Pak’s judicial system. Saeed recalled aRead More

Hafiz Saeed visited Pok few days before attack

New Delhi: The government on Thursday said Lashkar-e-Taiba founder Hafiz Saeed had visited the border areas in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) a few days before the killing of two Indian soldiers by Pakistani troops. Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said the information about the movement of Saeed in PoK was received by intelligence agencies about four to five days back and the government was trying to get details of his visit. The Home Minister ruled out putting the new India- Pakistan relaxed visa regime on hold, saying the government was not consideringRead More

Pakistan criticized US decision

ISLAMABAD: The US decision to place a $10 million bounty on Hafiz Saeed is criticized by Pakistan. It was alleged that Hafiz Mohammad Saeed was the mastermind of Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba, which allegedly plotted the 2008 terrorist attack in India’s financial hub, Mumbai that killed 166 people – including six Americans. “The United States should have informed Pakistan before taking such a move because there is no solid evidence against Saeed,” said Pakistan Prime Minister. He invited US to share any solid evidence if it is theirs. The US bounty onRead More

Citing Headley Revelations, Krishna Seeks Serious Action from Pak in 26/11 Case

Citing ‘irrefutable evidence’ revealed by Lashkar operative David Coleman Headley in 26/11 terror attacks, External Affairs Minister SM Krishna has sought serious action from Pakistan in the case, said media reports. The minister described his visit as ‘the beginning of a new journey to build a peaceful, friendly and cooperative relationship’ with Islamabad and hoped to receive feedback on New Delhi’s ‘core concern of terrorism’, reports said. “I look forward to receiving feedback on the issues raised by our Home Minister (P Chidambaram) during his visit to Pakistan last monthRead More