"Hafiz Saeed should definitely be freed".
Jamaat-ud Dawa (JuD) chief and 2008 Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed has urged the Pakistan government to allow him to travel overseas, it was reported on Thursday.
Jamaat-ud-Dawa has rebranded under the new name of "Tehreek Azadi Jammu and Kashmir", just days after its chief Hafiz Saeed was put under house arrest and a crackdown launched on the organisation's activities. Saeed demanded the removal of his as well as the name of 37 others from the list claiming he was neither a security risk nor that his outfit ever engaged in terrorist activities. They are not terrorists, they are running a very fine NGO, they contributed in relief activities in post quake and post floods periods in Pakistan.
"In my opinion, they [the JuD] are against Taliban, they did not commit terrorism in Pakistan or anywhere in the world". The lawyer stated that the JuD had never been involved in any terrorist activity within Pakistan and had never been blamed for any incident of terrorism or destruction of property in the country. "They run great welfare organisations", Mr Musharraf was quoted as saying by news agency Press Trust of India.
Gen. Musharraf told a Pakistani TV channel that Saeed's Falah-e-Insaniyat Foundation charity - a front for JuD - was engaging "religious" youth in relief and welfare activities, according to a report in Dawn. "So it should be dealt separately".
Hafiz Saeed is the most wanted Pakistani terrorist in India for his alleged links to the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.
Hafiz Sayeed has claimed that his house arrest on the increasing rapport between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. president Donald Trump.
The application moved by party counsel AK Dogar alludes to the Interior Ministry notification issued on January 30, consequently, the JuD chief and four of his aides were placed under one month house arrest.
The JuD has been blacklisted by the United States, which had described it as a foreign terrorist organisation.