Hafiz Saeed is a Pak national, free to roam: Abdul Basit

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Islamabad/ New Delhi, Sept 15: In a statement with a huge potential to generate controversy, the Pakistan High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit on Monday said that Hafiz Saeed is free to roam.

Basit evaded questions when media-persons asked him on Hafiz Saeed roaming freely in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).

He gave a shocking response that he see 'nothing wrong' in it.

"Hafiz Saeed is a Pakistani national so he is free to roam around. So what is the problem...he is a free citizen so there is no issue as far as Pakistan is concerned," he told media-persons when asked why Saeed was working alongside Pakistan army very close to Line of Control.

"Courts have already exonerated him. There is no case pending against him," he told reporters in New Delhi after attending an event.

Basit's statement clearly shows the complacency of Pakistan in tackling terrorism.

Saeed had recently accused India of indulging in "water-terrorism". "On one hand, the Indian government has discharged water in rivers without notification and has given false information, and on the other is ironically offering help," he had said at a press conference in reference to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's offer to help Pakistan in the flood crisis.

Saeed- a designated terrorist leader, who is known to publicly make anti-India remarks in his public rallies, enjoys considerable popularity in Pakistan and massive support of the ISI.

Pakistan Government has continued to be in utter denial of Hafiz Saeed being a terrorist and that JuD is a frontal organization for terror group Laskar-e-Taiba (LeT).

As long as Pak officials will continue to defend such anti-social elements as a mute spectator, Pakistan would continue to be a 'safe haven' for Saeed  and other terrorists.

In 2013, it was demanded that Saeed should be extradited to India for his involvement in plotting terror attacks in various parts of India, but Pakistan has not yet found any substantial evidence to hand him over to India and the dangerous man continues to spit venom against India.

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