US warns of repercussions for Pakistan over Hafiz Saeed’s release

Source: ET

WASHINGTON: 

The White House said on Saturday there would be repercussions for US-Pakistan relations unless Islamabad took action to detain and charge Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed. “Saeed’s release, after Pakistan’s failure to prosecute or charge him, sends a deeply troubling message about Pakistan’s commitment to [combating] international terrorism and belies Pakistani claims that it will not provide sanctuary for terrorists on its soil,” the White House said in a statement.“If Pakistan does not take action to lawfully detain Saeed and charge him for his crimes, its inaction will have repercussions for bilateral relations and for Pakistan’s global reputation,” it added.

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