Pervez Musharraf likes Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed, LeT

Pervez Musharraf likes Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed, LeT

Pervez Musharraf likes Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed, LeT

According to the UNSC official website, Saeed was included in the list pursuant to paragraphs 1 and 2 of resolution 1822 (2008) as being associated with LeT (QDe.118) and Al Qaida (QDe.004) for "participating in the financing, planning, facilitating, preparing or perpetrating of acts of activities by, in conjunction with, under the name of, on behalf or in support of both entities". "Time has come to start finding ways of talking with Pakistan and finding a solution which will be in the interest of people of Pakistan, India, and the people of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh", Abdullah said, adding the people were paying the price for the rift between the two countries. "Pakistan has not changed its policy of shielding and supporting non-state actors and its true face is visible for all to see", MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said last week. When asked if he "liked" JuD chief Hafiz Seed too, Musharraf said, "Yes and I have met with him".

The 74-year-old former Pakistani general, in an interview to Pakistani news channel ARY News, had said that he was the "biggest supporter" of the LeT and its founder Saeed and backs the terror group's role in "suppressing" the Indian Army in Kashmir.

"Yes, they (LeT) are involved in Kashmir".

India has repeatedly asked Pakistan to reinvestigate the Mumbai terror attacks case and also demanded trial of Hafiz Saeed and other terrorists, apart from giving evidence to Islamabad. India got them declared as terrorists after partnering with the US.

"I like Hafiz Saeed a lot and support his outfit JuD, " Pervez Musharraf said. Also, the United States also assigned Hafiz Saed as a global terrorist and announced a reward of $10 million for information leading to his arrest and conviction. "I'm sorry if the ex-President of Pakistan thinks the LeT was going to protect Islam".

Saeed was put under house arrest after the Mumbai attack in November 2008 but he was freed by a court in 2009.

The timing of this remark is significant, as it comes days after Saeed was released from house arrest by a Pakistani court.

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