JuD chief chides Pakistan government

January 16, 2016 01:21 am | Updated November 17, 2021 03:14 am IST - Lahore

A file photo of  Hafiz Saeed.

A file photo of Hafiz Saeed.

Putting his weight behind the banned Jaish-e-Mohammad, JuD chief Hafiz Saeed on Saturday chided Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s government for detaining Jaish chief and activists in connection with the Pathankot terror attack.

Addressing the Friday sermon at JuD headquarters , Saeed said that the Pakistan government is taking action against JeM to “please” India.

“The arrests are regrettable as the Nawaz government is only doing so to please Modi sarkar (government). The arrests will only encourage the Indian government to put further pressure on Pakistan to backtrack it’s stance on Kashmir,” he said.

Saeed further said the Pakistani government is ignoring the “national interest” for the sake of its friendship with India.

The LeJ founder also criticised the Pakistani news analysts for appreciating the government for arrests made in connection with the January 2 attack on the Pathankot airbase.

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