Hafiz Saeed was arrested on Wednesday when he was on his way to an anti-terrorist court.
The US House of Representatives' Committee on Foreign Affairs on Wednesday objected to the tweet from US President Donald Trump to UN-The Forbidden Terrorist Hafiz Saeed.
The Legislative Committee underlined that Pakistan had not been looking for the thought leader of the November 26 terrorist attack for 10 years – as Trump claims. Hafiz lived freely in the countryside, they added.
"Pakistan did not look for him for ten years for his information that he had lived free and had been arrested (twice) and released in December 2001
For information, Pakistan was not looking for him for 10 years. He lived free and was arrested and released in:
August 2006 (twice)
January 2017  Do we keep that ???? until he is convicted. https://t.co/qMtD7wgSp9[19459002)-OutsideForeignOpportunities[@HouseForeign) July 17, 2019
Hafiz Saeed was arrested on Wednesday when he was on his way to an anti-terrorist court (ATC ) in Gujranwala to apply for bail.
In response to the trend, Trump tweeted: "After a ten-year search, the so-called" mastermind "of the terrorist attacks in Mumbai, Pakistan has been arrested and there has been great pressure to find it in the last two years!"
The head of Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) was arrested only two days after a Lahore anti-terrorist court had provisionally bailed three of his aides and put him on bail by August 31, against guarantees of 50,000 PKR each ,
On July 3, the 13 leading politicians of the banned terrorist organization – including Hafiz Saeed and Naib Emir Abdul Rehman Makki – were charged in Pakistan with terrorism financing and money laundering in nearly two dozen cases under the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997.
It is believed that Pakistan has seized teps in the aftermath of the upcoming meeting between Trump and Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan in Washington and the possibility of being blacklisted by the Paris-based Financial Action Task Force (FATF).
Get Breaking news, live coverage and the latest news from India and around the world on NDTV.com. Experience live TV action on NDTV 24×7 and NDTV India. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram to get the latest news and live news updates.