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.
Hafiz Saeed’s decision to petition a High Court in Pakistan demanding a blanket ban of ‘Phantom’ in Pakistan has not gone down well with the makers of the film.
Lahore High Court’s Justice Shahid Bilal Hassan fixed August 10 as the date for hearing the petition.
Offering prayers, Saeed, who has a USD 10 million US government bounty against him, prayed to God to “forgive the sins of the great leader of (Muslim) Ummah and grant him a high place in heaven.”
Pakistan has ruled out the possibility of banning Jamaat-ud Dawah led by Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed
“We are planning to send a formal communication to Pakistan to let us know whether assets of the three terrorists were seized and if not will ask it to freeze them immediately,” a government official said.
Anti Terrorist Front India president Viresh Shandaliya on Saturday announced an award of Rs 20 lakh for 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed and Lakhavi’s head.