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Last Updated : May 24, 2018 01:00 PM IST | Source: NEWS18.com

China asks Pakistan to shift 26/11 Mastermind Hafiz Saeed to a West Asian country: Report

According to an exclusive report of The Hindu, Chinese President Xi Jinping suggested this course of action to Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to allow Saeed to “live a quiet life in a West Asian country”.

Amid mounting international pressure to act against 26/11 Mumbai attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed, China has asked Pakistan to explore ways of relocating the Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) to a West Asian country.

According to an exclusive report of The Hindu, Chinese President Xi Jinping suggested this course of action to Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to allow Saeed to “live a quiet life in a West Asian country”.

“At a 35-minute meeting (on the sidelines of the Boao Forum in China last month), at least 10 minutes of the discussion dealt with Saeed. The Chinese President was keen on pressing the Prime Minister to find an early solution to keep Saeed away from the limelight,” a close aide of Abbasi told The Hindu, requesting anonymity.

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First Published on May 24, 2018 09:49 am
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