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Rajnath’s Pak visit: Hafiz Saeed warns Nawaz Sharif

Ahead of Rajnath Singh's visit to Pakistan, Jama'at-ud-Da'wah chief has warned of protests

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Publish Date: Aug 2 2016 1:10PM | Updated Date: Aug 2 2016 1:10PM

Rajnath’s Pak visit: Hafiz Saeed warns Nawaz Sharif

Chief of Pakistani terror group Jamaat-ud-Dawa Hafiz Saeed has warned of a countrywide protest by his outfit if Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh arrives in Islamabad to attend the SAARC ministerial conference.


In a message to Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Hafiz Saeed issued a statement in Lahore saying, "I want to ask the Pakistani government, will it add insult to injury to the wounds of Kashmiris by welcoming Rajnath Singh".


"It will be ironical as on the one hand the whole Pakistani nation is protesting against the atrocities in Kashmir and on the other hand the Pakistani rulers will be garlanding Rajnath Singh," the statement said.


Hafiz Saeed, the mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai terror attack said "if Rajnath Singh comes to Islamabad on August 3, the JuD would hold countrywide protest".


He added that protest demonstrations will be held and rallies taken out in Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar, Quetta, Multan, Faisalabad, and Muzaffarabad in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir on August 3.


Hafiz Saeed, a terrorist with a $10 million US bounty on his head, warned the Pakistani government that Rajnath Singh's presence in Islamabad may create "unrest" among Kashmiris as well as Pakistanis.


Dictating terms to Pakistan's government, chief of Hizbul Mujahideen Syed Salahuddin said "Ailing Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif should at least recall Pakistan's ambassador from New Delhi and suspend all trade and diplomatic ties with India".


The terrorist also termed Kashmir as a "volcano for India that could explode any time".


In a suggestion to the government of Pakistan, the terrorist said, "It would have been better if the Pakistani government had not invited the Indian home minister for the SAARC conference".