United States top diplomat responds over conviction of JuD Chief Hafiz Saeed in Pakistan

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United States top diplomat responds over conviction of JuD Chief Hafiz Saeed in Pakistan

WASHINGTON - United States top diplomat responds over conviction of JuD Chief Hafiz Saeed in Pakistan.

The United States on Thursday welcomed the conviction of outlawed Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed on charges of terror financing.

United States chief diplomat for South Asian affairs Alice Wells commended the steps taken by Pakistan to combat terror financing and pointed out that this was in line with what Prime Minister Imran Khan had said.

“The conviction of Hafiz Saeed and his associate is an important step forward — both toward holding LeT accountable for its crimes and for Pakistan in meeting its international commitments to combat terrorist financing,” Wells said in a statement after the verdict.

“And as Imran Khan has said, it is in the interest of Pakistan’s future that it not allow non-state actors to operate from its soil,” she added.