Jamat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed — the man India wants for the November 26, 2008 terror attacks — on Monday scoffed at the idea that the United States and India could come together and stop the funding of groups like his.

Maintaining that JuD was recognised in the world for its relief and rescue work during natural disasters, Saeed said India was creating false propaganda about him to secure U.S. support to stop the party’s funding and the U.S. was being fooled into believing it, he said.

As if to buttress his point, he conducted his media conference amid sacks of food, plastic water cans, Star Wars games and clothes intended as Id gifts for the people of Awaran and other areas affected by the earthquake in Balochistan. He blamed India for the unrest in the region Balochistan and said there were absolutely no problems there otherwise.

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