Lahore, Jan 7: Pakistan is making a 'big mistake' by acting against its organisation, warned Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD). Terror outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba's (LeT) frontal organisation is JuD. "The ban by the United Nations Security Council was one-sided; we were not heard by the Security Council. They didn't hear our clarification," Abdullah Muntazir, a spokesperson for the Dawa, told an Indian news channel.
"What the UN has done is just on the basis of what the Indian media has reported," the Daily Times quoted Muntazir, as saying. "The US demanded only three sanctions but the Pakistan Government went way ahead of these sanctions. The govt arrested dozens of our workers, closed all offices and put our top 10 leaders under house arrest. So, what the Pakistani govt is doing was not demanded by the UN," he said.
The JuD spokesman warned Pakistan not to go after the organisation. He said that he did not know what the Pakistani govt would do, but it would be a big mistake on their part. Muntazir said that it would not be acceptable at all to the people of Pakistan. "Hafiz Saeed (JuD founder) has followers all over Pakistan, and it is not possible for the govt of Pakistan to even think about handing him over to India," Muntazir said.
He rejected allegations that the Dawa was a front for the Lashkar-e-Toiba. "No, that is a total misconception. Jamaat-ud-Dawa is different and LeT is different. We have no links with the Lashkar," he said. Muntazir denied knowing the whereabouts of Maulana Masood Azhar, who is wanted by India for terrorism.