Pakistan’s Prime minister hailed globally designated terrorist Hafiz Saeed as ‘Saaheb’ and said that his government cannot take action against him. Indian government condemned the Pakistan PM for shielding a terrorist.
India today slammed Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s comments on Hafiz Saeed. The Pakistani Prime Minister hailed the 26/11 mastermind calling him ‘Saaheb’. In an interview given to Pakistan’s Geo TV Abbasi said, “There are no cases in Pakistan against Hafiz Saeed Saaheb”.
His comments caused a huge uproar with Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Ahir warning that Islamabad will not decide for India. Ahir slammed Abbasi saying, “We won’t decide our nation’s strategy on basis of what Pakistan says. We consider Hafiz Saeed a terrorist.” He said it is welcoming if the Pakistan government takes stern action, but even if the nation does nothing Indian government will.
We won't decide our nation's strategy on basis of what Pakistan says. We consider Hafiz Saeed a terrorist. It will be good if Pakistan government takes action but even if they don't, we will: MoS Home Hansraj Ahir on Pakistan PM Shahid Abbasi statement on Hafiz Saeed pic.twitter.com/fIFo8B1eme
— ANI (@ANI) January 17, 2018
Condemning Abbasi’s remarks BJP’s General Secretary Ram Madhav asked, “For a PM for whom Hafiz Saeed is ‘Saaheb’ what evidence can anyone supply to him?” He further added that enough evidence has been provided to Pakistan government about Hafiz Saeed’s role in terrorist activities. He said, “Pakistan government has enough proofs but they want to turn a blind eye.”
Plenty of evidence against terror activities of Hafiz Saeed have been collected by countries, it's all available with Pak govt but they want to turn a blind eye. For a PM for whom Hafiz Saeed is 'saheb' what evidence can anyone supply to him: Ram Madhav,BJP National Gen Secretary pic.twitter.com/Z191XsBSpH
— ANI (@ANI) January 17, 2018
Hafiz Saeed, chief of terrorist organization Lashkar-e-Taiba is a globally designated terrorist. The terror organization also has a political wing called Jammat-ud-Dawah. Despite facing a ban he has decided to contest general elections of the country, under the name Milli Muslim League (MML).
US has also kept a bounty of $10 million on his head. Recently, US President Donald Trump after issuing a warning to Pakistan cut its military aid. Donald Trump charged that Pakistan has failed in curbing the terrorism in the country.
In a Twitter post he lashed out at the Pakistan government saying, “The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies & deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools. They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!”.
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