Wanted terrorist Hafiz Saeed, who roams around openly in Pakistan, has reportedly called for building ties with India and declared the USA as the enemy of Pakistan.
In the wake of surgical strikes carried out by the Indian Army in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir in the wee hours on September 29, which inflicted heavy casualties on terror launch pads, this is for the first time when Saeed has toned down his aggressive approach towards India.
India Today reported Saeed as saying that the US is Pakistan’s enemy and it is time for his country to shift its focus from the US to building the relationship with India.
In a speech, the report said, the Jamaat-ul-Dawah terrorist openly mocked the US for its failure at capturing him. “There is a bounty worth crores on me but in the last five years the US could not achieve anything out of it,” he was quoted as saying.
Saeed also attacked the Pakistan government for its failure in resolving the Kashmir issue. He said the Pakistani Parliamentarians are the “real roadblocks” in Kashmir’s freedom.
Acknowledging the “pain” of Pakistan’s international isolation, the 26/11 mastermind, however, said that India would understand the pain after freedom of Kashmir. “Instead of the US, you (government) should build ties with India. The US would block such an effort,” India Today reported him as saying.
Saeed’s reported statements, if it is true, clearly show he is annoyed or scared to death by India’s surgical strikes.
On their part, the US has refused to respond to the comments by the terrorist. John Kirby of the US department of state was reported as saying by ANI that he is not going to “dignify comments of an avowed terrorist one way or other”.