Lahore: A lawmaker from Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's party has questioned the government over its continued patronage to JuD chief and mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attack Hafiz Saeed, describing it as a reason for international isolation of the country.
He recalled his recent trip to France, where he had been tasked to explain the worsening situation in Kashmir and said that the name of Saeed was brought up time and again by foreign delegates as he is considered a 'notorious character' in international circles.
Furious over Afzal's remarks, Saeed asked Sharif to take action against such people in the ruling party.
He said such elements are trying to create differences between the Pakistan army and the civilian government and this will be very dangerous for the country. Saeed also asked the prime minister to give extension to Army Chief General Raheel Sharif who is retiring next month.