China Asks Pakistan to Relocate Hafiz Saeed to Middle East

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File Photo: Hafiz Saeed

According to reports, China has been pressing Pakistan to relocate banned outfit Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed to any Middle Eastern country.

The suggestion was put forward by the Chinese President Xi Jinping to the Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi last month on the sidelines of the Boao Forum in China. The request comes after Pakistan has been under constant international pressure to act against terror groups such as JuD.

A source privy to the Chinese request told The Hind newspaper that “At a 35-minute meeting, at least 10 minutes of the discussion dealt with Saeed. The Chinese President was keen on pressing the Prime Minister to find an early solution to keep Saeed away from the limelight.”

According to the report the Pakistani Prime Minister has been engaged in consultation with legal authorities to find out ways on how to deal with the relocation of Hafiz Saeed.
Pakistan has been put on the grey list by Financial Action Task Force (FATF) for failing to prevent terror financing.

The United Nation, the United States, and India have declared the head of JuD Hafiz Saeed as a global terrorist who carries a bounty $5million bounty on his head for perpetrating many terrorist attacks including the Mumbai 2008.

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