Published On : Tue, Nov 28th, 2017

Hafiz Saeed files petition in UN to drop terrorist tag

Mumbai terror attack mastermind and Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Saeed has filed a petition in the United Nations seeking to remove his name from the list of designated terrorists.

Saeed, the Lashkar-e-Tayiba founder, was put in the list on December 10, 2008 by the United Nations Security Council.

Saeed’s petition comes on the heels of his release from house arrest in Pakistan.

Last week, the global terrorist was set free after a Judicial Review Board of Pakistan released him for the lack of evidence. He had been under detention since January this year.

The UNSC website states Saeed was proscribed for being associated with Lashkar-e-Tayyiba (QDe.118) and Al Qaida (QDe.004) for participating in the financing, planning, facilitating, preparing or perpetrating of acts of activities by, in conjunction with, under the name of, on behalf or in support of both entities.

The LeT had been banned by the UN in May 2005. The United States also designates Saeed as a terrorist and has put a $10 million bounty on his head.