Washington: The US on Friday asked the Pakistan government to make sure that Hafiz Saeed is arrested and charged for his crimes, following the release JuD chief from house arrest.
Pakistan on Friday freed Saeed, the LeT founder, who immediately launched his “anti-India rhetoric” and vowed to mobilise people for the “cause of Kashmir”.
“The United States is deeply concerned that Lashkar-e- Taiba (LeT) leader Hafiz Saeed has been released from house arrest in Pakistan. LeT is a designated Foreign Terrorist Organisation responsible for the death of hundreds of innocent civilians in terrorist attacks, including a number of American citizens,” state department spokesperson Heather Nauert said.
“The Pakistani government should make sure that he is arrested and charged for his crimes,” Nauert said in a statement after the release of the Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief.