LONDON - The chief of Jamaat-ud-Dawa, Hafiz Saeed, has said that India should leave the Occupied Kashmir and all the problems would be resolved if it is ready to do so.

In an exclusive interview with the BBC, he criticised the government’s decision of grating the Most Favoured Nation status to India, saying it would end up in loss only. According to Hafiz Saeed, Pak-India talks are necessary, but New Delhi must first have to withdraw from the Held Kashmir by abandoning the aggressive attitude. He rejected the allegation of housing terrorists in Pakistan, saying India had failed to prove the charges.

Hafiz says there is no institution in Pakistan that will attack India and New Delhi should pay attention to its internal affairs.

He accused India of using Held Kashmir as a weapon and said New Delhi should takes steps showing that it was not an enemy of Pakistan.

“We also want improved relations between the two countries and we do not support war because it does not resolve problems,” he said but questioned, “Why does India not leave Kashmir? What is the reason? Is independence not its rights?”

About the allegations of cross-border interference, Hafiz says if Kashmiris visit each other, it is not intrusion, as the Line of Control (LoC) is not an international border. “It is not infiltration because Kashmir is a single entity,” he added. About the MFN issue, he feared that India would make Pakistan one of its markets. When asked about the Defa-e-Pakistan Council, he said Pakistan had always faced multiple threats, adding that they believed that the US wanted to target Pakistan’s nuclear facilities.