State Department calls for arrest of Pakistan cleric Saeed

State Department calls for arrest of Pakistan cleric Saeed

State Department calls for arrest of Pakistan cleric Saeed

Instead, Mr Saeed has spent much of the last decade being placed under house arrest and then released. He, however, has repeatedly denied involvement in the 2008 Mumbai attacks.

After his release, meanwhile, the United States on Friday asked the Pakistan government to make sure that Hafiz Saeed was arrested again and charged for his crimes.

Saeed, who has a $10 million U.S. bounty on his head, spoke at Friday prayers in a mosque in the city of Lahore after being freed from house arrest by a court that said there was no evidence to hold him.

While some in Pakistan may wish to see Mr Saeed placed on trial, there is widespread suspicion among Indian and USA officials that he still retains close links to the country's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), which has been long blamed for sponsoring numerous cross-border attacks on Indian targets.

Saeed ran the Jamaat-Ud-Dawa organization (Party of the Faith), which is thought to be a front for the Lashkar-e-Tayyaba militant group. The mastermind of the 26/11 attacks on Mumbai was under detention since January but released on Friday after a directive from the judicial review board of Pakistan's Punjab Province.

Even though Pakistan has been involved in extensive counter-terror and counterinsurgency operations against al Qaeda, the Pakistani Taliban and ISIS - the military says it has lost more than 7,000 soldiers battling terrorists since September 11, 2001 - it is often blamed for selectively harboring certain other militant groups.

Saeed vowed to gather people's support throughout the country for the "cause of Kashmir" and try to help Kashmiris get their "destination of freedom".

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USA official expressed hope that relations between the two countries could improve after a kidnapped U.S.

"Saeed's release, after Pakistan's failure to prosecute or charge him, sends a deeply troubling message about Pakistan's commitment to combatting global terrorism and belies Pakistani claims that it will not provide sanctuary for terrorists on its soil", she said.

"This is a positive moment for our country's relationship with Pakistan", President Donald Trump said in a statement after Coleman was freed.

Saeed attacked government of Pakistan for "taking dictation from foreign masters" and spoke about "Indian atrocities" in Kashmir.

Islamabad-Washington ties deteriorated during Trump's first months in office.

Saeed has long campaigned in support of Muslim separatists in the Indian-ruled portion of the divided Himalayan region of Kashmir, which Pakistan also claims.

In August, he warned that Pakistan had "much to lose" if it failed to cooperate with the neighboring Afghanistan. -Canadian family after five years in captivity. "They play everyone, whether it's China or the terrorists or us". Islamabad has rejected the criticism, saying it has also suffered being an ally of Washington in the war against terror.

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