Hafiz Saeed accuses Nawaz Sharif of being soft on India

It was Hafiz Saeed's first major public appearance in the capital after three years, showing defiance towards government.

By: PTI | Islamabad | Updated: February 6, 2016 8:53 pm
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Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has come under attack from Islamist parties and groups supporting militancy in Kashmir that accused him of being soft on India and advocating peace.

The groups led by Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) chief and Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed held a conference outside National Press Club in Islamabad to mark ‘Solidarity Day’ with Kashmiris on Friday.

It was Saeed’s first major public appearance in the capital after three years, showing defiance towards government.

While taking to task the government, Saeed praised army chief General Raheel Sharif.

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“The Prime Minister is bound to follow the path of Quaid-i-Azam (Mohammad Ali Jinnah), Liaquat Ali Khan and the founding fathers. He should not betray the Kashmir cause,” Saeed said.

He asked Sharif to own the “Kashmir cause” and praised the United Jihad Council (UJC) which had claimed the Pathankot attack.

“They (UJC) came to the rescue of Pakistan after the Pathankot attack and it is time that we too own the Kashmiris,” Saeed said.

He also stated that the army chief was right when he said “Kashmir is an unfinished agenda of partition”.
Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman Khalil of Ansarul Ummah, Mian Aslam of Jamaat-i-Islami, Senate Deputy Chairman and central leader of JUI-F Abdul Ghafoor Haidary and a former legal aide of former president general Parvez Musharraf — Ahmad Raza Kasuri — also participated in the conference.

Haidary said there could be no peace in the region without resolution of the Kashmir issue.

“Both India and Pakistan are pitching their resources in defence while hundreds and thousands of citizens do not have food and shelter,” he said.

Criticising Pakistan, Kasuri said the country had confined the Kashmir cause to a ceremonial day only.
“We need to look ahead and after developing a consensus among political parties there should be a full-fledged assault by Foreign Office against India,” he said.

Dawn reported that not only was the conference heavily attended by workers and followers of JuD, it also showcased the high degree of technical advancements made by the group.

JuD security personnel stationed at various positions wore jackets of different colours — clearly defining their duties.

Last year, only a few rallies were organised to mark the Kashmir Day and JuD held a rally from Zero Point to Aabpara chowk led by its leader Hafiz Abdul Rehman Makki who criticised the UN and the US for their indifferent attitude towards alleged Indian human rights violations in Kashmir.

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  1. M
    Feb 6, 2016 at 6:39 pm
    See what a strict monotheistic religion does to a human being? It does not provide pressure relief vents to any dissenting minds giving it an opportunity to grow in its o n pace and eventually allow it to come near God! It almost turns a human being into an animal and bth very least or a time bomb at the most and all in the name of God!
    1. R
      Feb 6, 2016 at 6:03 pm
      Shut up, pedophile worshipper. And shave your ugly beard. Forget 72 houris, even your 4 i ammis wont look at you with that ugly face.
      1. d
        Feb 6, 2016 at 7:27 pm
        The real face of stan
        1. B
          Feb 6, 2016 at 6:24 pm
          Soft bane rahane mein hi bhalai hai maulane, warna duniya ke nakshe se mit jaoge tum sab......
          1. M
            Feb 7, 2016 at 3:11 am
            Actually Nawaz Sheriff is one of the best leaders who can understand the need for peace. If there is peace, both India and stan can flourish, investing huge amounts of money that is being spent on arms and ammunitions , on education infrastructure, industries, health care. But there are crooks on both sides of border, who do not want this to happen. Like this man in stan, the g old party in India has also been doing everything against India, in order to grab power and start looting poor people of India and make a fool the PM of this country.
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