'Foreign Agency' Plans To Kill Hafiz Saeed: Pakistan

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'Foreign Agency' Plans To Kill Hafiz Saeed: Pakistan
'Foreign Agency' Plans To Kill Hafiz Saeed: Pakistan

Pakistan's National Counter Terrorism Authority said a foreign spy agency had paid Rs 80 million to two activists for the assassination of Saeed. Saeed has been under house arrest in Lahore since January 30 under the Anti-Terrorism Act 1997. The JuD chief carries a reward of $10 million announced by the US for his role in terror activities

LAHORE: Pakistani authorities have written to the Punjab home department asking it to take stringent measures for the security of detained Mumbai attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed, claiming a "foreign intelligence agency" had planned to kill him.

In the letter, the National Counter Terrorism Authority said the foreign spy agency had paid Rs 80 million to two activists of a banned outfit for the assassination of Saeed.

It asked the Punjab home department to ensure foolproof security for the Jamat-ud-Dawah (JuD) chief.

Saeed has been under house arrest in Lahore since January 30 under the Anti-Terrorism Act 1997.

The home department last month had extended his detention for another 30 days (till November 26) under public safety law.