• Wednesday, May 25, 2022

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Sharif a traitor for seeking peace with India, says Hafiz Saeed

Provocative remarks: Hafiz Saeed speaks to supporters after attending Friday Prayers in Lahore, Pakistan on November 24

By: Rithika Siddhartha

  THE US said today (24) it was “deeply concerned” after Pakistan freed one of the suspected masterminds of the 2008 Mumbai attacks despite months of pressure from Washington over militancy. The statement came as firebrand cleric Hafiz Saeed, who heads the UN-listed terrorist group Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) and has a $10 million US bounty on his head, led prayers and met supporters in Lahore today after his midnight release. He called Pakistan’s ousted former prime minister Nawaz Sharif a “traitor” today for seeking peace with India. “Nawaz Sharif asks why he was ousted? I tell him he was ousted, because…

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