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Hafiz Saeed asks Pak army chief to send troops to Kashmir

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Karachi, Aug 16 (PTI) In a fresh rhetoric, Mumbai attackmastermind and Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Saeed has askedarmy chief General Raheel Sharif to send troops to Kashmir to"obey" the pending order of Pakistan’s founder M A Jinnah. Addressing a rally held under the banner of ‘DefenceCouncil of Pakistan’ in Karachi on Sunday, Saeed claimed,"Kashmiris had announced before the partition that it wantedto remain with Pakistan. But after partition India forciblysent army to Jammu and Kashmir. "On this Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah orderedcommander-in-chief to respond by sending troops but he refused(to obey his orders). Now I ask Gen Raheel Sharif to sendtroops in (Jammu and) Kashmir as Quaid-e-Azam’s order ispending," Saeed said. He said that he is not asking for a war with India butthey (Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Raheel) must form astrategy with regard to Kashmir issue. Saeed, the founder of the Lashkar-e-Taiba who carries aUSD 10-million bounty on his head, asked Prime Minister Sharifto break his silence and respond to Modi’s strong statementson Kashmir and Balochistan. "Pakistan has become a war zone and innocent Kashmirisare being killed while Modi is talking of separatingBalochistan. Why our prime minister is silent and reluctant torespond to Modi in the same manner," he asked. He said Sharif should take relief goods to Chakothi thenKashmiris would believe that the Pakistani Prime Minister iswith them. A JuD caravan led by Talha Saeed, the son of Hafiz Saeed,had staged a sit-in at the Line of Control near Chakothi inPakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK), demanding that India acceptrelief materials brought by them for Kashmiris. PTI MZ ZH AKJZH

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