LAHORE: Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) co-founder Amir Hamza's new book on terrorist Hafiz Saeed-led Jamaat-ud-Dawaah's (JuD) role against terrorism - 'JuD’s Role Against Terrorism' was launched on Monday.
The LeT co-founder's book was launched at a hotel in Lahore.
The event was attended by top political leaders of Jamat–e-Islami (JI), Awami National Party (ANP), Markazi Ahle Hadith and senior journalists including Mujeebur Rehman Shami, according to Pakistan Today.
The book also boasts of letters from leaders like Shehbaz Sharif, Nawaz Sharif, and National Security Adviser (NSA) Nasser Janjua praising the work of Hafiz Saeed-liked charities and its crusade against militancy.
Hamza's book is based on his writings for different Urdu newspapers, in which he had expressed his views on terrorism and JuD’s stance on it.
Hamza's wife, Bushra Amir, had also reportedly contributed to the book.
She had met the martyred soldiers’ mothers who shared the stories of their brave sons with her, Hamza said during the event.
The book launch comes days after there were reports that Pakistan government's ban on global terrorist Hafiz Saeed-linked group Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) has resulted in a split in Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), which was also founded by him.
The Pakistan government's ban on funding to Saeed's group has resulted in a huge financial crunch for its affiliated outfits and possibly led to a split in the LeT, the reports said.
As per reports, the LeT split into two groups after Maulana Amir Hamza parted ways and formed a new terror outfit named Jaish-e-Manqafa.
Maulana Amir Hamza is known to be a close aide of 26/11 Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed.
Hamza had been receiving funds from Saeed who runs Jamaat-ud-Dawah and Falah-e-Insaniat (FIF) in Pakistan.
However, after Pakistan’s recent ban on individuals and companies from funding Hafiz Saeed’s outfits, the cash crunch reportedly resulted in bickering over finances in the organisation and its affiliates.
It is believed that the Pakistan government's ban has forced Maulana Amir Hamza to part ways and explore other avenues for generating funds for his newly-formed terror organisation.
He is also reportedly planning to execute terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir so as to gain the confidence of Pakistan's ISI.
The Pakistan government recently seized control of the charities run by terrorist Hafiz Saeed’s banned outfits - JuD and FIF.