Order to ban JuD coverage in Pakistan came from Washington: Hafiz Saeed

"The order to ban the JuD (on media) has not come from Islamabad but from Washington," he said in a statement issued in Lahore.

By: PTI | Lahore | Updated: March 13, 2016 6:56 pm
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Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Mohammad Saeed on Sunday criticised the Nawaz Sharif government for banning the coverage of his Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) in Pakistani media, claiming it was under the direction of the US that such a step was taken.

“The order to ban the JuD (on media) has not come from Islamabad but from Washington,” he said in a statement issued in Lahore.

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The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority on November 2 had restrained all Pakistani television channels from “all kinds of coverage” of the JuD, its front Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation and about 60 other proscribed organisations and their leaders.

The 66-year-old, who orchestrated the 2008 Mumbai terror attack in which 166 people were killed but roams around freely in Pakistan – also questioned the ‘liberal agenda’ Sharif is trying to ‘impose’ in Pakistan for which he is being praised in the Western media, in an apparent reference to a recent Washington Post article.

The Post had praised Sharif for his liberal agenda, saying the “shift in tone can be traced to Sharif’s ambitious economic agenda, the influence his 42-year-old daughter (Maryam Nawaz) has over him, and his awareness that Pakistan remains the butt of jokes, according to his friends, senior government officials and analysts”.

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    Pras
    Mar 14, 2016 at 3:46 am
    Hafiz Saed, what media ban/black out is on , we -43 reading you clean an.d clear, sir!
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    shapoor bomanjee
    Mar 14, 2016 at 3:24 am
    Ban on your party will not come from your brothers, who are in politics and support your actions and fund you. Hence it has to come from someone else. This clearly shows that pak govt does not wish to take any action on this party. You all are terorrists. Should be hanged.
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