Washington: The House Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday highlighted that Pakistan was not searching for the 26/11 terror attack mastermind for 10 years. Hafiz was living freely in the country, they added.
“FYI Pakistan wasn’t searching for him 10 years. He’s been living freely and was arrested and released in December 2001, May 2002, October 2002, August 2006 (twice), December 2008, September 2009, January 2017. Let’s hold the (applause) until he’s convicted,” the committee added.
Saeed was arrested on Wednesday while he was on his way to an anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Gujranwala to seek bail.
On July 3, the banned terror outfit’s top 13 leaders- including Saeed and Naib Emir Abdul Rehman Makki- were booked in Pakistan in nearly two dozen cases for terror financing and money laundering under the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997.