It was Hafiz Saeed’s first major public appearance in the capital after three years, showing defiance towards government.
“On the occasion of Kashmir Day, I want more intensity in the freedom struggle. Every child in Pakistan is ready to sacrifice his life for Kashmir’s freedom,” Hafiz Saeed said.
Addressing a rally on Wednesday, Saeed had said, “Indian troops are committing genocide on Kashmiris.
A Pakistani government team investigating the Pathankot airbase attack will ask the foreign ministry to seek more evidence from India.
The charity is operated by Saeed who also runs Jamaat-ud- Dawa (JuD) and is the mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attack.
“Nawaz Sharif should not have met with Narendra Modi and exchanged smiles with him in Paris. It has hurt the sentiments of the Kashmiri Muslims,” Saeed said.
Saeed through his counsel Advocate A K Dogar filed a petition in the Lahore High Court yesterday, challenging the ban on his organisations.
Anupam Kher has come out in support of Shah Rukh Khan after Yogi Adityanath compared SRK with Pakistani terrorist Hafiz Saeed for his comments over intolerance in India.
Pakistan has also banned electronic media from running any advertisements of the LeT and JuD in a bid to collect funds “in the name of social work”.
“The foreign elements are hatching a conspiracy to strengthen Daesh in Pakistan. The government will have to be vigilant and foil any such effort to begin with,” Saeed said.
Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore said the government will explore every possible means, including carrying out a covert or a special operation, to neutralise Pakistan-based terrorists Dawood Ibrahim or Hafiz Saeed.
Actor Shahnawaz Pradhan, who portrays Hafiz Saeed in the film “Phantom”, is being kept underground for security reasons.
According to the dossier prepared by India, the Pakistani probe agency has not at all investigated the role of Hafiz Saeed even though he planned the attack in close coordination with Zaikur Rehman Lakhvi.
The decision to release a film or not depends on the law and is not driven by controversies, says the Pakistan censor board chief in reaction to 26/11 mastermind and Jamaat-ud Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed’s petition demanding a ban on the release of Indian film “Phantom” in the country.
“Political organisations are supporting Hafeez Saeed or else how the petition of such a terrorist is being heard,” Kabir Khan said.