Pray for `forgiveness` of sins: Hafiz Saeed to Pak
Last Updated: Saturday, September 24, 2011, 17:37
  
Lahore: Lashkar-e-Taiba founder and Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Mohammad Saeed has issued advertisements in Pakistani newspapers asking people to seek "forgiveness from God for their sins" so that they could be spared from calamities like floods and dengue outbreak.

The advertisement printed simultaneously by the Urdu newspapers Nawa-e-Waqt, Express, Pakistan, Khabrain, Waqt and Din yesterday featured an appeal by Saeed, who said floods and the dengue virus had caused havoc in Sindh and Punjab provinces and the people were dejected and in despair.

"And this is because of our sins and disobeying God," said Saeed, the mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai terror attack.

"It is time that our rulers and the people should seek pardon from God for their sins so that God has mercy on us and spares us from these calamities and makes the country a peaceful state," he said.

Saeed asked the people to donate generously for those affected by the floods in Sindh.

The Nawa-e-Waqt daily carried the advertisement on its front page while the others had it on their back and other pages.

A leader of a political party, who did not wish to be named, expressed concern at the "expensive advertisement" and questioned its funding.

"How is the JuD, which claims to be a charity organisation, spending people's money on its cheap publicity through such ads?" he asked.

The politician said he felt the government should take note of such developments.

PTI


First Published: Saturday, September 24, 2011, 17:34


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