Hafiz Saeed Mocks US Ban on His Political Outfit
Lahore: Mumbai attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed on Saturday mocked the US decision to designate JuD’s political front Milli Muslim League (MML) as a Foreign Terrorist Organization, saying the move has proved the party’s “credibility”.
With the United States on Thursday declaring the MML a terrorist organization, it will be difficult for it to get registered as a political party with the Pakistani election commission. The move will be a great setback as Pakistan is set to hold general elections this year.
“Well, a party’s that is banned by the US is the one that actually holds some credibility,” Saeed, who is the chief of the JuD, said at a rally to reiterate his pledge to mobilize people from across Pakistan for “the cause of Kashmir”
“The Americans,” he added, “understand that this is the political party they cannot be an ally with.”
Saeed appealed to the Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to dedicate the rest of his day in office for “the cause of Kashmir”. “The US will exclude your name from among its loyalists, but that will be a matter of honor,” he said.
He asked Abbasi to hold a sit-in outside the UN office along with his cabinet against the “Indian atrocities in Kashmir”. Anti-India slogans were raised at the rally.
Rallies were also held in Islamabad, in the port city of Karachi and elsewhere in the country to mark “Kashmir solidarity day”.