JuD chief Saeed moves Lahore High Court, seeks protection ahead of UN Security Council visit

JuD chief Hafiz Saeed who was put under house arrest in early 2017. Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team Delhi, India Jan 24, 2018, 06.16 AM (IST)

The United Nations Security Council 'monitoring team' will visit Pakistan on Thursday to ensure if the country complies with the UN sanctions. 

The UNSC sanction list has Hafiz Saeed on it who reacted on the UNSC team visit saying that "There is no harm in it. They (U.N. delegation) should come to Pakistan, visit our centres, visit our Muridke, our educational complex. We never stop anyone. We have it open for all. Any delegation from any corner of the world can visit there. It is open for any media from across the world. Anyone can visit, ask questions. All of our work across Pakistan can be checked. We are not doing anything illegal."

On Tuesday, Saeed was reported to have filed a petition in the Lahore High Court seeking protection against his arrest by the UNSC authorities. "The PML-N government wants to arrest me at the behest of the United States and India," he said.

He also blamed the US and India for trying to prove that he was "somehow involved in Mumbai attacks".

(With inputs from agencies)