LAHORE: The JuD chief and the mastermind behind the Mumbai terror attack, Hafiz Saeed has today warned the Pakistani Prime Minister Mr.Nawaz Sharif over extending friendship to his Indian counterpart. Saeed cautioned the Pakistan Prime Minister over extending a hand of friendship to India, under international pressure and not taking the likes of people of Kashmir on board.
“Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif should not consider about a one-sided friendship with India. Any such move may hurt the likes of the Kashmiris”, Mr.Saeed said.
He added that the Pakistani government should not hold talks with India until the issue of Kashmir is on the agenda of the meeting.
” Pakistan should not come under pressure from the international communities and soften over the issue of Kashmir. It should not change its stances for anyone, keeping the likes of Kashmiris aside”, Saeed said.
The warning from Mr.Saeed came after a meeting between the Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan, in Russia on the sidelines of the SCO summit. The two nations have decided to revive the dialogue between them and also concentrate on the long pending issues during the meeting, the Times of India reports.
The founder of the banned Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist group, which carried out the audacious 2008 Mumbai attack that killed 166 people, advised the Sharif government to better become an “advocate” of Kashmiri people instead of extending a hand of friendship to India.
Saeed, who has a USD 10 million US government bounty against him, is the chief of Jammat-ud-Dawah (JuD) – a terror outfit listed by the UN but operates freely across Pakistan.