United States Seeks Re-arrest of Hafiz Saeed

Heather's statement on Saeed's release
Heather's statement on Saeed's release

The United States has urged Pakistan to re-arrest Hafiz Saeed, the co-founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba and the chief or amir of Jama’at-ud-Da’wah.

Hafiz Saeed is accused of masterminding the Mumbai attack in 2008 that left more than 150 people killed.

India and the U.S. accuse Hafiz Saeed the mastermind behind the Mumbai attack and the U.S. declared $10m bounty for information leading to Mr Saeed’s conviction that still remains valid.

The U.S. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said, “The Pakistani government should make sure that he is arrested and charged with his crimes.”

Sharing the statement on Twitter, she said, “We are deeply concerned that -e-Tayyiba leader Hafiz Saeed has been released from house arrest. LeT is a designated Foreign Terrorist Organization responsible for the November 2008 Mumbai attack in which 166 people, including American citizens, were killed.”

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