No case against JuD chief Hafiz Saeed, he can roam around freely: Pak envoy
Pakistan today made it clear that there was no case against designated terrorist Hafiz Saeed, the mastermind of 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, and he is free to roam in the country
New Delhi: Pakistan today made it clear that there was no case against designated terrorist Hafiz Saeed, the mastermind of 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, and he is free to roam in the country.
"Hafiz Saeed is a Pakistani national so he is free to roam around. So what is the problem...he is a free citizen so there is no issue as far as Pakistan is concerned," Pakistan High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit said when asked why Saeed was working alongside Pakistan army very close to Line of Control.
Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Saeed. File pic/AFP
"Courts have already exonerated him. There is no case pending against him," he told reporters after an event here.
India has maintained that Saeed is the mastermind behind Mumbai terror attack in 2008, conspiracy for which was hatched, planned and executed out of Pakistan. 166 people were killed in the terror strike. New Delhi has also protested the delay in the on-going trial of the case in Pakistan.
Recently, Saeed, known for his anti-India tirade and designated as a terrorist by the US, has also accused India of indulging in "water-terrorism".
"On one hand, the Indian government has discharged water in rivers without notification and has given false information, and on the other is ironically offering help," Saeed has said at a press conference in reference to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's offer to help Pakistan in the flood crisis.
On questions that Falah-e-Insaniyat Foundation, a wing of Saeed's Jamaat-ud-Dawah, is working in close tandem with Pakistani Army, Basit said, "We all know that on both sides of the Line of Control, there have been devastating floods, killing many, many people on both the sides of LoC.
"I think in India and Pakistan, all welfare organizations are working hand in hand with the government, so we should look at this positively rather than critically," he said.