There’s no case against Hafiz Saeed 'sahab’, says Pakistan PM
Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that there is no case registered against Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed in Islamabad.
"Action is taken when there is a case registered [against someone]," said Abbasi in an interview, quoted Geo TV.
This comes just days after Saeed hit out at the Pakistan government for "not ushering Islamic rule in the country".
Earlier, the Pakistan government had blacklisted Saeed's JuD after US blocked $255 million military aid to the country, even as he opened the first office of Milli Muslim League (MML), the political outfit of the JuD. The office was opened in Lahore.
Earlier in November, the Pakistan Prime Minister had claimed that India has provided "no evidence" against Saeed on the basis of which he can be prosecuted.
"The court, a three-judge bench, has released him (Saeed) saying there are no charges against him, the country has a law you know," said Abbasi.
The Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief is also looking to contest the 2018 general elections in Pakistan and has, thereby, formed a party by the name of Milli Muslim League (MML).
Pakistan has recently prohibited Saeed's JuD and Falah-i-Insaniat Foundation (FIF) from collecting donations.
Saeed has been grabbing headlines often since his release from house arrest in November. He was placed under the same in January 2017.