Hafiz Muhammad Saeed

Politician, Organization founder

1950 –

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Who is Hafiz Muhammad Saeed?

Hafiz Muhammad Saeed is the amir of Jama'at-ud-Da'wah, operating mainly from Pakistan.

The organization is banned as terrorist organization by India, the United States, the United Kingdom, the European Union, Russia and Australia. India considers him one of its most wanted terrorists because of his alleged ties with Lashkar-e-Taiba and its involvement in attacks against India, and he is listed on the NIA Most Wanted list. The United Nations declared Jama'at-ud-Da'wah a terrorist organization in December 2008 and Hafiz Saeed a terrorist as its leader. In April 2012, the United States announced a bounty of $10 million on Hafiz Saeed, for his alleged role in the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks. Since 2008, various Indian politicians have demanded that Saeed be handed over but there is no extradition treaty between the two countries.

Hafiz Saeed pleaded innocence and claimed that he has no links with LeT and that India has no evidence and no real proof behind their allegations. Pakistani officials said that Saeed was helping in identification and rehabilitation of former militants. Currently, he lives in Lahore, Pakistan in a "fortified house, office and mosque" that is guarded by Pakistani police and his supporters. As of 2013, he has started to do interviews with Western media, such as the New York Times newspaper.

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Born
Mar 10, 1950
Sargodha
Spouses
Religion
  • Sunni Islam
Nationality
  • Pakistan
Profession
Education
  • Bachelor of Science, PAF Public School Sargodha
  • Master's Degree
    Islamic studies
  • Arabic Language
  • University of the Punjab
Employment
  • University of Engineering and Technology
Lived in
  • Punjab, Pakistan

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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