United States: Pakistan should arrest, charge Hafiz Saeed for his crimes

Last Updated: Saturday, November 25, 2017, 00:08
United States: Pakistan should arrest, charge Hafiz Saeed for his crimes
The United States today asked the Pakistan government to make sure that Hafiz Saeed is arrested and charged for his crimes, following the release of the 26/11 Mumbai attack mastermind and Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) chief from house arrest.

“The Pakistani government should make sure that he is arrested and charged for his crimes,” Nauert said in a statement after the release of the Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief.

JuD is believed to be the front organisation for the banned Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) which is responsible for carrying out the Mumbai terror attacks in 2008 in which 166 people, including six Americans, were killed.

State department spokesperson Heather Nauert said, the US is deeply concerned that LeT leader Hafiz Saeed has been released from house arrest in Pakistan.

India yesterday reacted to Sayeed`s release order saying Pakistan has been exposed once again. It said, India and the entire international community is outraged that a self-confessed and UN proscribed terrorist is being allowed to walk free and continue his evil agenda.
In May 2008, the US Department of the Treasury had designated Saeed as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist under Executive Order 13224.

Saeed was also individually designated by the UN under the UN Security Council Resolution 1267 in December, 2008 following the November 2008 Mumbai attack in which 166 people, including six American citizens, were killed, Nauert said.

LeT and several of its front organisations, leaders, and operatives remain under both state department and Treasury department sanctions.


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