JuD chief Hafiz Mohd Saeed, blamed by
India for masterminding the Mumbai attacks, has alleged that
the flood situation worsened in Pakistan after the
neighbouring country released waters in Pakistani rivers.
"The Pakistani rulers are silent on Indian atrocities in
occupied Kashmir and the building of dams on Pakistani rivers.
We must not forget that in the current floods, more
devastation has been caused after India released water in
Pakistani rivers," he claimed while addressing a gathering
yesterday at Jamia Masjid Al-Qadsia, JuD`s headquarters here.
Saeed said Pakistan will have to stop the construction of
dams on its rivers "by force" and for this purpose, it will
have to "liberate" Jammu and Kashmir from India.
"Now we are left with only one option free Kashmir
to save Pakistan," he said.
Saeed, also the founder of the banned Lashker-e-Taiba,
said though there were more rains than usual this year, the
people must try to find out the "real reason" behind the
"Besides building dams on Chenab, Jehlum and Neelum
rivers, India is constructing dams on rivers coming from
Afghanistan. Similarly, to stop the waters of the Indus river,
India is building the world`s second largest dam in Kargil so
that it can flood Pakistan at will," he claimed.
Saeed accused foreign powers of providing resources to
India to build dams on "Pakistani rivers."
He claimed that thousands of JuD volunteers are engaged
in relief operations for flood-hit people, including
Christians, Sikhs and Hindus across Pakistan.
He criticised the government for not initiating
coordinated efforts to deal with the disaster.