Hafiz Muhammad Saeed
Pakistan left no stone unturned in reconciling the relations with the United States; it fulfilled U.S. orders and desires. The Pakistan government followed all the orders of the U.S. and allowed it to fight its war using the Pakistan borders. The NATO supply had been carrying on through the Karachi coastal region; hundreds of trucks were used to carry the items from the Karachi coastal area to the borders of Afghanistan. But after the killing of a Pakistan soldier, the Pakistan army took a stand against it, and banned the NATO supply and this produced grave problems between the two countries. Pakistan has tried its very best to reconcile its relations with the U.S.
Today, the drone attacks are being unleashed at regular intervals, killing hundreds of innocents and this action is unapologetic on the part of the U.S. On the 25th of March, 2010, the U.S. State Department legal advisor, Harold Koh stated that drone attacks are conducted for defensive purposes and to wipe out terrorism from the world. CIA officials claimed that drone attacks are made on those people who are terrorists, as this process is carried out through proper screening, and no innocents are affected. The reason why Pakistan is still used as a passage by the Americans is that they consider Taliban flying over to the regions of Pakistan, to hide them.
The process of drone attacks is still continued in Pakistan. The government has welcomed the policy of the U.S. to invade the territory of Pakistan and kill whomever it considers as convicted. The role of the media is biased, as it has been pressurized by the titans to uncover the realities. Although time and again, the media is conducting talk shows, writing journals and spreading the viewpoints against this inhuman action, the process seems to have expanded rather than declined.
Pakistani clerics, such as Hafiz Saeed, are playing their roles against the approval of drone attacks on the people of Pakistan. Hafiz Saeed is an internationally known terrorist, residing freely in Pakistan.
Masood, 54, and Saeed, 62, are brothers. Their conspicuously different paths illustrate the often contradictory nature of Pakistan itself, a country that behaves like both friend and foe to its chief patron, the United States — frequently at the same time.
As much as Pakistanis are said to loathe U.S. policies, many eagerly seek opportunities for themselves and their children in the United States. Masood was one of them, spending 21 years in the Boston area.
Today, he is the spokesman for the Lahore-based religious charity that his brother heads, Jamaat-ud-Dawa, or Party of Truth. The United States calls it a terrorist front group tied to the 2008 attacks in Mumbai and has offered $10 million for evidence leading to Saeed’s arrest or conviction. Masood has denied the accusations.” (WP, HS, 29)
Hafiz Saeed and his brother are continuing their campaign against the U.S., considering it their enemy and the enemy of the Muslim world, whom in the name of terrorism, attacks innocent people across the world.