Abdullahs slam Pervez Musharraf over remark on Hafiz Saeed

Kristopher Drake
November 30, 2017

Waleed, who's reportedly being groomed by Saeed to take over Laskhar-e-Toiba (LeT) and anti-India operations, told New Delhi to stop crying on America's shoulders.

"Because I have always been in favour of action in Kashmir and I have always been in favour of pressuring the Indian Army in Kashmir. Clearly he will say anything to find a foothold in Pakistan", Omar, who is the working president of National Conference (NC), wrote on micro-blogging site twitter.

Over Washington's official statement on Hafiz Saeed, he said the statement was written in a highly offensive language and termed it an "insult to Pakistan's sovereignty".

Pakistan's former president General Pervez Musharraf said he is the "biggest supporter" of Lashkar-e-Taiba and accepted that the militant group is active in the Kashmir valley. India got them declared as terrorists after partnering with the US.

He concluded by saying that India has always levelled baseless allegations against Pakistan and criticised India for using force against Kashmiris, adding that the recent attacks were being carried out at the command of Modi's government.

His release was met with global outcry, with the United States warning Pakistan of repercussions if he's not immediately re-arrested.

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.

Saeed who was designated a terrorist by the United Nations carried a $10 million bounty announced by the USA on his head after the 2008 Mumbai attack that killed over 160 people. "Saeed was the mastermind behind the Mumbai attack that killed hundreds, including 6 Americans", tweeted the first American Samoan Hindu member of the US Congress.

When the Lashkar and JuD chief was just 90 days into his 10-month detainment, Musharraf had asked then Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to free him and claimed that his JuD was a "very fine NGO" that is engaged in relief work.

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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