Srinagar: Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed on Saturday said that if Pakistan keeps surrendering to the US demands, the time is not far when such forces will force it to roll-back its nuclear programme.
He also said that the US has made a plot against his “charities” and that is the reason why the Pakistani government is acting against them, a media report said on Saturday.
Days before the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) meeting in Paris where Islamabad avoided being placed in a terror financing watch-list, Pakistan had amended the anti-terror legislation through a presidential ordinance to include all UN-listed individuals and groups in the national listings of proscribed outfits and persons.
“Presidential ordinance had been passed to cripple the JuD’s patriotic work because the US and several other external forces were not happy with the JuD volunteers working for Pakistan through their educational institutions, ambulances and hospitals,” Saeed was quoted in the report as saying.
“We united the nation against America, that’s why the US administration is unwilling to further tolerate the JuD’s effective role in the country,” Saeed said in a statement.
Saeed, who was released from house arrest in Pakistan in November, carries a $10 million bounty on his head.