US praises Pakistan for jailing Hafiz Saeed

By: AFP      Published: 02:49 AM, 13 Feb, 2020
US praises Pakistan for jailing Hafiz Saeed
Hafiz Saeed.–AFP file photo

The United States on Wednesday praised Pakistan’s jailing of Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed.

The conviction “of Hafiz Saeed and his associate is an important step forward—both toward holding LeT accountable for its crimes, and for Pakistan in meeting its international commitments to combat terrorist financing,” tweeted Alice Wells, the top US diplomat for South Asia.

She was referring to Lashkar-e-Taiba, a subsidiary of Jamaat-ud-Dawa, which both Washington and New Delhi hold responsible for the siege of the Indian financial capital in 2008.