New Delhi: Exposing the Pakistani establishment, Hafiz Abdul Rehman Makki, head of Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) has said that the country’s Army was a puppet of the terror organisation.
He also said that Pakistan’s former Army chief Raheel Sharif was heading an Islamic coalition “because of his support to our jihad”.
According to a video accessed by CNN-News18, Makki can be further seen slamming former Pakistan military ruler Pervez Musharraf.He has said that Musharraf was forced to flee the country because of the JuD.At the same time, in the video, Makki is seen saying that Pakistan’s “jihad defeated America in Afghanistan”.
“We kicked the US out of Afghanistan. We will defeat the NATO and will also destroy India. Even Russia asks Pakistan for help today. Both the US and Russia are dud superpowers. They are nothing in front of our global jihad,” Makki says.
Hafiz Saeed’s brother-in-law Makki was given the charge of the head of JuD after the Mumbai terror attack mastermind was put under the house arrest by Pakistan’s Punjab government.
“Makki has officially been made head of JuD in the wake of house arrest of Saeed,” a JuD ‘official’ had told PTI in March this year.
He was the second in command of JuD and he took over the reins of the group soon after Saeed’s detention, he had said.
The Punjab government on January 30 had put Saeed and four other leaders of JuD and Falah-e-Insaniat (FIF) under house arrest for a period of 90 days in exercise of powers under section 11-EEE (1) of Anti Terrorism Act 1997.
Various offices of both JuD and FIF were closed following the house arrest of Saeed.
Both organisations were also put on observation under the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997.
JuD has rebranded under the new name of ‘Tehreek Azadi Jammu and Kashmir’, just days after Saeed’s house arrest.
The names of Saeed and 37 other members of JuD and FIF have also been placed on exit control list, preventing them from leaving the country.
As Saeed, the mastermind of 2008 Mumbai attack, carrying a US bounty of USD 10 million on his head, Makki has also USD 2 million on his head.
(With Agency inputs)