Finally, the Pakistan government has also admitted that Hafiz Saeed is involved in terrorism. Pakistan's Home Ministry has asked the judicial review board that the mastermind of the Mumbai attack and the donor of Jamaat-ud-Dawa, Hafiz Saeed and his four associates were detained for 'spreading terrorism in the name of Jihad'. Saeed appeared before the board on Saturday and argued that the Pakistani government has taken him into custody to stop the voices of the Kashmiris.
However, the Home Ministry rejected his plea and told the three-member board that Saeed and his four associates were detained for 'spreading terrorism in the name of Jihad'. The Board, comprising Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan (Supreme Court), Justice Ayesha A Malik (Lahore High Court) and Justice Jamal Khan Mododhil (Balochistan High Court), directed the ministry to say that he and his four associates - Zafar Iqbal, Abdul Rahman Abid, Abdullah Ubaid and Kazi Kazif Niaz - handed over the complete record on the next hearing to be taken into custody.
The Board also said that the attorney general of Pakistan will be present at the next hearing. During the tight security of the police, Saeed and his four associates had presented before the board. On this occasion, Saeed's supporters were sitting outside the court. Saeed's lawyer AK Dogar was also present in the court, but the founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba decided to keep his plea in front of the court himself. He said that no Government organization could ever prove the allegations against me on behalf of the government. My organization and I have been targeted because of the voice of Kashmir's freedom and the criticism of the government's poor policies on Kashmir issue.