26/11 Mumbai attacks mastermind pledges to wage war to 'free' Pak rivers from India

Representative image: People of Mumbai show solidarity in the aftermath of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks whose mastermind Hafiz Saeed has interest in Kashmir's freedom movement and its gaining momentum. Photograph:( Getty )

PTI Lahore, Pakistan Jun 25, 2016, 01.13 PM (IST)
Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief and the 26/11 Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed has said he will wage a "war" against India to get Pakistani rivers "freed".

"We are going to wage jihad (war) against India to get our rivers freed," Saeed said while addressing a gathering of JuD workers in Pakistan's Sialokot district of Punjab province yesterday.

Saeed, on whose head the US has put a bounty of $10 million, claimed "freedom movement" of the Kashmiris is "gaining momentum day by day".

Saeed said Dukhtraan-e-Milat's head Asiya Andrabi told him that situation in Kashmir has "changed" now.

"Asiya Bibi told me by telephone that those who were talking about Independent Kashmir are no more on the scene while young leadership has come forward and it will give a fresh impetus to the freedom campaign," said Saeed, who founded the terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba.

Saeed said Pakistan should take serious notice of the United States' warnings which have raised the curtain from its "evil designs" against it.

"Time is ripe now for Pakistan to change its foreign policy with US, Iran and India," he said.

Saeed also vowed to foil every conspiracy aimed at damaging the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project.