Hafiz Saeed: ‘Polite, humble, religiously tolerant but misunderstood’


Renowned Pakistani television actor/ host Hamza Ali Abbasi has managed to, yet again, stir a storm with his unadulterated praise of Milli Muslim League (MML) chief Hafiz Muhammed Saeed. The outspoken Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s activist’s fiery comments on Pakistan’s political scene manage to take his followers and admirers by surprise every single time.

Abbasi took to Twitter on New Year’s Eve to state that Hafiz Saeed is one “of the nicest most polite people he ever met, who promotes religious tolerance & humanity.” He said that Saeed is “unfortunately, the most misunderstood man in Pakistan right now.”

He went on to say that he met the MML chief for the purpose of conducting an interview with him, due to be aired on BOL, a private TV channel.

This is, however, not the first time that Hafiz Saeed has praised the global terrorist on Twitter. His admiration and respect for Saeed is now very well-documented.

In September 2017, Abbasi took to Twitter to comment on Saeed-led Milli Muslim League’s (MML) victory in the elections held in the NA-120 constituency of Lahore. MML came third in the polls after defeating Pakistan People’s Party’s candidate Faisal Mir, by a wide margin.

He said, in a series of tweets, “US/IND say he is a terrorist, I know Hafiz Saeed as a righteous man. Huge respect for Milli Muslim League for getting 4k+ votes.”

He continued, “Hafiz Saeed has done great work against takfeer & sectarianism, social work for non-Muslims of Pakistan and is a mentor to Kashmiris.”


Abbasi went on to say, “Hafiz Saeed doesn’t hate India or Indians. He only hates and speaks against the Indian government’s atrocities in Indian Occupied Kashmir.”


In another encounter in February 2017, Abbasi privately interviewed Saeed, in which he was visibly overwhelmed by the internationally acclaimed terrorist.

Hafiz Saeed was released from house arrest in November 2017 after the Lahore High Court (LHC) rejected the Punjab government’s request to extend his detention, much to the dismay of the United States that had announced a bounty of $10 million on him for his alleged role in the 2008 Mumbai attacks attack in which six American citizens were also killed.

Hafiz Saeed had been under house arrest since January 2017 and was detained after immense pressure on the federal government by the US and severe reservations by India.

In May 2008, the United States Department of the Treasury had designated Saeed as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist under Executive Order 13224.


  1. Terror do have a lot of glamour. After all we do idealize mafia Dons, Drug Barons, killers, even thugs, problem is pain is rarely felt, hence victims hardly finds true sympathizers.

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