Hafiz Saeed leads Eid prayers in Pakistan despite ban on his outfit JuD
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Hafiz Saeed leads Eid prayers in Pakistan despite ban on his outfit JuD

Police personnel and Hafiz Saeed’s own security men were deployed in and outside the Qaddafi Stadium in Lahore to secure the area.

world Updated: Jun 16, 2018 23:55 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Lahore
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File photo of Mumbai attack mastermind and Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Saeed in Pakistan. (AP photo)

Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed on Saturday led Eidul Fitr prayers at the Qaddafi Stadium in Lahore amid high security even though the Pakistan government has outlawed his organisation Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD).

Police personnel and Saeed’s own security men were deployed in and outside the stadium to secure the area.

The JuD chief also delivered a sermon on the occasion and asked Pakistani citizens to extend their full support to the people of Kashmir.

Saeed has been allowed to hold public rallies and lead gatherings in Pakistan even though his organisation is banned in the country. JuD was declared as a foreign terrorist organisation by the US in June 2014.

He carries a $10-million US bounty on his head for his role in terror activities.

Pakistan last year promulgated an ordinance to amend the country’s Anti-Terrorism Act to list JuD and the Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation (FIF) as terror organisations.

The JuD is believed to be the front organisation for the LeT which is responsible for carrying out the Mumbai attack that killed 166 people.

First Published: Jun 16, 2018 13:18 IST