Presence of terrorists at Pakistan rally irks US

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Hafeez Saeed
Islamabad, Feb 17: United States expressed its concern over the presence of terrorist leaders including LeT terror head and founder Hafeez Saeed at a public rally in Pakistan.

The US state department in a statement asked Pakistan to abide by the UN Security Council resolution.

"The US government is concerned about the recent public appearances of Jamaat-ud-Dawa leader Hafiz Saeed, including at a recent rally in Karachi," said the State Department.

It further said that terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jamaat-ud-Dawa, its front group were internationally sanctioned because of its association with terror group al-Qaeda.

"We have and continue to urge the Government of Pakistan to uphold its obligations in accordance with UN Security Council Resolution 1267/1989," it said.

"That resolution calls for all countries to freeze assets of sanctioned groups, prevent the transfer of arms to them, and prevent sanctioned individuals from entering or transiting their territories," it added.

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