Row over Hafiz Saeed meet

May 03, 2014 08:44 pm | Updated May 23, 2016 04:43 pm IST - ISLAMABAD

Chief of the Jamat ud Dawa (JuD) Hafiz Saeed on Friday was invited to address members of the Lahore High Court bar association at a seminar.

JUD spokesperson Asif Khurshid told The Hindu that Mr. Saeed was invited to talk at a seminar in the bar association premises and he dwelt on a number of issues, including the Indian elections, the media and ISI standoff and Kashmir.

The Business Recorder reported that Mr. Saeed said that US and its allies had made Pakistan a battlefield after facing defeat in Afghanistan.

He said it is high time to implement the "Ideology of Pakistan" to bring peace in the country. He said people from all walks of life, including lawyers should come forward to eliminate terrorism in the country, according to the report.

However, a controversy has erupted after this incident with reports that some bar members were opposing it rather belatedly. Mr. Khurshid said he had no information of any opposition and the JUD chief went there and spoke at the invitation of the association. He said it was natural that there would be differences, such things exist everywhere but the talk went off smoothly.

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