Lahore: JuD chief and Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed yesterday led Eid-ul-Fitr prayers in the city where he sought to whip up hysteria, saying the US and India are signing agreements against Pakistan and there are preparations for a "big war".
Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed has been leading the Eid prayers at Gaddafi Stadium for the last many years. File pic/AFP
Addressing a large gathering at the Gaddafi Stadium, the Lashkar-e-Taiba founder called for unity among Muslim community "to fail the design of infidels". He said that international players are conspiring against Pakistan’s nuclear programme.
"The US and India are signing agreements against Pakistan and there has been a preparation of a big war", he said, alleging "drones are parked at Indian airports and our rulers are engaged in a fight with opposition."
A large number of people offered their prayer behind Saeed amid tight security with police personnel and JuD security wing members deployed in and outside the stadium.
India has repeatedly asked Pakistan to bring Saeed to justice for masterminding the 2008 Mumbai attacks. He has often been seen addressing anti-India rallies in Pakistan. Islamabad says it has no proof against him. A total of 166 people were killed in the attack orchestrated by the LeT in November 2008.
The bounty offered by the US for LeT chief Hafiz Saeed