Hafiz Saeed asks Pak government to permit him to leave the country

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi ChaturvediBy Sakshi Chaturvedi

Published on 16 Feb 2017 11:46 AM GMT

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New Delhi: The Mumbai terror attack mastermind, Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) founder and Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed has asked the Pakistani Government to remove his name from a list that bars him from leaving the country.

He asked the Government of Pakistan to remove his name stating that he is not a security risk.

Lashkar-e-Taiba wrote a letter to Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan which reads, "A memorandum issued on January 30, 2017 placing 38 individuals should be withdrawn forthwith."

It may be mentioned that, in January last, the government had put Hafiz Saeed and 37 others of his terror outfits on the Exit Control List, they were not allowed to leave the country.

What else Hafiz Saeed said?

  • The JuD has never been involved in any terrorist activity in Pakistan.
  • No material has ever been produced by federal or provincial governments against him in a Pakistani court.

On January 31 last, the Pakistani Government also placed him under house arrest for 90 days. under section 11-EEE (1) of the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1977.

About Hafees Saeed:

  • He was the mastermind of the terror attack which took place in 2008 in Mumbai. The attack took more than 166 lives and left many others injured.
  • He also planned an attack in United State in 2012 in which six American citizens were also killed. The US Government also announced the bounty of $10 million on Hafiz Saeed.

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi Chaturvedi

A journalist, presently working as a Sub-Editor at newstrack.com.

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