Hafiz Saeed (Terrorist) Age, Controversies, Biography, Wife, Affairs, Facts & More
Bio Full NameHafiz Muhammad Saeed ProfessionTerrorist (Leader of Jama'at-ud-Da'wah, Lashkar-e-Taiba)
Some Lesser Known Facts About Hafiz Saeed
Does Hafiz Saeed smoke?: Not Known
Does Hafiz Saeed drink alcohol?: No
In 1947, after the partition of India, his family migrated from a village in Hisar, Haryana to Sargodha, Punjab, Pakistan, and according to him, his family had lost 36 members in the Hindu-Muslim riots ensued after the partition.
He met with General Mohammad Zia-ul-Haq, who appointed him to the Council on Islamic Ideology, and later he served as an Islamic Studies teacher at the University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan.
In the early 1980s, he got enrolled at a University in Saudi Arabia to pursue further studies, where he met Saudi Sheikhs, who were taking part in the Soviet-Afghan war and inspired him taking an active role supporting the Mujahideen in Afghanistan.
As per sources, he along with Abdullah Azzam, founded Markaz Dawa-Wal-Irshad (aka Lashkar-e-Taiba) with the help of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence officers.
Hafiz Saeed often targets the youths(especially teenagers) of Jammu and Kashmir and provokes them on the name of religion to take against the established government in the state and armed forces.
He is at the top of the Indian list of 50 most wanted fugitives hiding in Pakistan.
He is declared as a designated terrorist, and his organisations, Lashkar-e-Tayyiba and Jama’at-ud-Dawa have been declared as designated Foreign Terrorist Organisations by the United Nation.
In April 2012, the United States has announced a bounty of $10 million on him, considering him as the mastermind behind the Mumbai Terror Attack.
In September 2014, he blamed India for the flood crisis in Pakistan, and said in one of his tweets that “Indian government discharged water in rivers without notification & has given false information; an act of open mischief,” “India has used water to attack Pakistan, We are in a state of War. India’s water aggression must be taken to the UN security council”.
Here is a Video of an interview of Hafiz Saeed taken by a Pakistani actor, Hamza Ali Abbasi.
In January 2018, in response to the tweets of Donald Trump, the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) issued a notification prohibiting the collection of donations by the Jamaat-ud Dawa (JuD), the front of banned organisation Lashkar-e-Taiba, and several other such organisations named in a list of banned outfits by the UN Security Council.