LAHORE-Chief of Jamat-ud-Daawa (JuD) Hafiz Saeed has said that the Operation Zarb-e-Azb is an operation to win the hearts and minds of the Waziristan people. He paid rich tributes to the people of Waziristan for refusing American aid.

"I salute the people of Waziristan for refusing to receive any aid from the United States", he said. He praised the Pakistani Armed Forces for carrying out the operation against the terrorists in the North Waziristan Agency (NWA). He said that by standing by the Pakistani Army in this operation against the terrorists, the people of Waziristan have done a great service to the nation.

Hafiz Saeed was speaking on the occasion of Zarb-e-Azb Conference at the Karachi Shuhada Hall of Lahore High Court on Thursday. He remarked that it was not the right time for politics. He said that personal goals and ends can be achieved some other time. "Right now, we must all stand firm in

support of the Pakistan Army", said JuD Chief.

Hafiz Muhammad Saeed termed the American defeat in Afghanistan as the biggest event in the last one thousand years. "NATO and the United States of America were bound to be defeated in this region", said Hafiz Saeed.

JuD Head said on this occasion that Americans are making lame excuses by blaming Pakistan for their defeat in the region. He said that the Americans are bent on avenging their defeat by destroying Pakistan.

Lawyers paid rich tributes to Pakistan Army and on this occasion. Special tributes were paid to the soldiers who have laid their lives in the Operation Zarb-e-Azb.