JuD being punished for uniting nation against US: Hafiz Saeed

  • Censures rulers for not helping Kashmiris

LAHORE: Jamat-ud-Dawa (JuD) Chief Hafiz Saeed on Friday criticised the rulers for silencing each and every voice raised in favour of Kashmiris instead of helping Kashmiris. He said, “Kashmir freedom movement has been severely damaged due to their inconsistent policies.”

He said this while addressing the Friday sermon at Masjid Al-Qadsia. He termed ‘Pakistan a land of hopes’ while adding that we assume it as our duty to defend every nook and corner of this country.

He maintained that a presidential ordinance has been passed to cripple JuD’s patriotic work because several external forces are not happy about JuD volunteers working for Pakistan through their educational institutes, ambulances, and hospitals.

If Pakistani authorities will keep surrendering to their demands, the time is not far when these forces will put pressure on Pakistan to roll-back its nuclear programme and downsize its armed forces, he warned.

He alleged the US behind the whole ‘plot’ against JuD.

“After 9/11, when Pakistani rulers decided to compromise their sovereignty, US forces started shedding Muslims’ blood by using Pakistan’s soil. Grand protests and gatherings were also organised by JuD after the attack on Salala Checkpost and the NATO supply routes were closed due to our countrywide campaign. We united the nation against America, that’s why America seems unwilling to further tolerate JuD’s effective role in the country,” JuD chief asserted.

He urged rulers to raise Kashmir issue at international forums reminding them that India did not implement UN resolutions on Kashmir till today.

“Why is India massacring Kashmiris by using its army?” he concluded by asking.