Hafiz Saeed moves court to block Pakistan govt’s takeover of charities

Hafiz Saeed moves court to block Pakistan govt’s takeover of charities

Jamaatud Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed filed a court petition on Tuesday to halt the Pakistan government from seizing control of his charities.

Saeed, the founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), is blamed by the United States and India for carrying out the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai.

Claiming that he and his organisation are not involved in any terrorist activity, Saeed said the United Nations should send its official to visit JuD offices around the country.

“The functions of JuD are not hidden in Pakistan. Everyone can observe our humanitarian work and activities,” Saeed said on Tuesday while addressing a press conference at JuD office.

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said on Monday his government will push ahead with a plan to take control of charities linked to Saeed.

“In order to please America and India, a malicious campaign is run against JuD on the media. The campaign to ban JuD activities in Pakistan will not be fruitful for the country’s sovereignty,” he added.

Saeed said JuD is not a banned organisation, as courts have given it their approval to carry out its humanitarian activities.

“Actually Indians as well as our officials on important posts are against us, but we are standing here with dignity and pride and will never let down the Kashmir cause,” he said.

He said the interior minister of Pakistan instead of following the court orders, is giving false statements against JuD under the ‘influence of the Indian propaganda’. “I asked them to read the court orders if they have time,” he said, adding: “If the US orders them, they can again arrest me.”

Saeed said people have to realise the existing situation. Pakistan is going through a very crucial phase as both India and the US are hatching a conspiracy against the country’s sovereignty, he added.

“We have already filed a petition because the government is trying to seize the assets of JuD. However, such move will not be helpful for the country’s future,” he added.

He said India and the US both feel threatened by Pakistan’s atomic assets “and I warn you that issue is not Hafiz Saeed but our atomic assets.”

The JuD chief said the government of Pakistan arrested him as he announced struggle for Kashmir at a higher level; simultaneously, he said, India detained Kashmir’s Hurriyat leaders.

“We have already declared 2018 as Kashmir Independence year and will start gatherings at every corner of the country in order to raise voice for the occupied Kashmir,” he added.

The JuD chief said after signing of a treaty between India and Israel, the Indian had started agitation at the Line of Control as Israel has already announced to support India surgical strike against Pakistan.

“But I let them know that JuD and Pakistani nation will continue to support the Kashmir cause and will not bow down against those who are against country,” he added.

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