Lahore, Feb 16 (UNI) Demanding release of Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Sayeed from house arrest, former President of Pakistan, General (retd) Pervez Musharraf, has said that India managed to ban JuD by United Nations (UN) and Pakistan was also following the same line.
JuD has, meanwhile, moved an application to Interior Minister seeking removal of its chief and 37 other party activists from the Exit Control List (ECL), asserting that the party was not involved in any terrorist activity in the country.
Saeed’s detention came in the wake of Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan’s remarks that the Nawaz Sharif government was taking steps to fulfill its international obligations regarding JuD.
New Delhi says the JuD chief masterminded the 2008 Mumbai attacks in which 166 persons and 10 terrorists were killed.
The attack brought Islamabad and New Delhi to the brink of a war.