The Jamaat-ud-Dawa or JuD head and Lashkar-e-Taiba founder had earlier confirmed that his organisation JuD will contest the 2018 basic elections in Pakistan below the banner of the Milli Muslim League, which is but to be registered with Pakistan’s Election Fee.
“Hafiz Saeed, who was launched by Pakistan from home arrest final November leading to indignant response from the US, was the “mastermind” of the Mumbai terrorist assaults and is chief of Lashkar-e-Taiba,” US State Division Spokesperson Heather Nauert stated.
“It is a group that the US authorities considers to be a terror organisation. We now have many conversations with the federal government of Pakistan. One of many issues that occurred just lately was that this man was held on home arrest. Pakistan launched him from home arrest, and now there’s phrase that he could also be operating for some type of workplace,” she stated reporters in Washington.
Hafiz Saeed, who has a $10 million American bounty on his head for terror actions, was freed by Pakistan on November 24. He’s a United Nations and US designated terrorist.
“I need to remind of us, now we have a $10 million Reward for Justice programme that will reward for data that will deliver him to justice. So I need to make that clear, so that everyone is aware of — USD 10 million, out for this man. And we’d actually have considerations about him operating for workplace,” Ms Nauert stated.
The US had additionally strongly condemned the discharge of the Lashkar-e-Taiba chief from home arrest and had referred to as for his quick re-arrest and prosecution. Nevertheless, prime Pakistani diplomats primarily based within the US have claimed that there isn’t any proof in opposition to Hafiz Saeed.
“I can let you know his organisation that was liable for these assaults is taken into account a overseas terror organisation. It is thought of a overseas terror organisation by the US authorities for a purpose, and for an excellent purpose,” Ms Nauert stated.
“I’d think about that, if we had any intelligence, and that is not an space that I can talk about anyway, however we would definitely share it with the Pakistanis on that entrance. I hope they will do the proper factor,” Ms Nauert stated.
“I hope that they’ll do the proper factor and remind of us throughout Pakistan, now we have a $10 million reward for this man,” the spokesperson stated.
The banned Jamaat-ud-Dawa terror group is the entrance organisation for the Lashkar-e-Taiba which carried out the 2008 Mumbai terror assaults during which 166 individuals have been killed.