LAHORE - The Jamaatud Dawa has offered the UN team to visit any of its installations in Pakistan. The offer was made by JuD chief Hafiz Saeed at a press conference at Jamia Qadsia on Tuesday.

The United Nations Security Council’s sanctions monitoring team is arriving in Pakistan tomorrow (Thursday) on a two-day visit to review country’s compliance with the world body’s sanctions regime. The visit is taking place amid increasing pressure on Islamabad from the United States and India with respect to alleged inadequate implementation of sanctions on Saeed and entities linked to him. Pakistani officials say the UN team is arriving in Pakistan on a routine visit.

“We have nothing to hide from anyone. We are not involved in any illegal work. Doors of educational complex of Markaz-i-Taiba and all our centres in Pakistan are open for everyone,” said Hafiz Saeed. He claimed the government move to freeze and takeover assets of JuD and Falah-i-Insaniat Foundation was result of external pressure. The previous governments, he said, bowed to the “Do more demand” of the United States and the same policy was being followed by the PML-N government. The UN delegation is arriving to review restrictions on JuD, he claimed. He said this visit was used by the government as a pretext for all its anti-JuD actions.

On this occasion, he said the Pakistan Defence Council, Milli Muslim League and Jamaatud Dawa will hold countrywide ceremonies on Kashmir between February 2 and February 11.

He announced observing 2018 for Kashmiris and said all parties conferences and seminars will be organised all the year to keep the Kashmir issue in the limelight. Martyrdom days on the death anniversaries of Afzal Guru and Maqbool Butt will also be observed on February 9 and 11, respectively, he announced. Hafiz Abdul Rehman Makki, Moulana Ameer Hamza and Abul Hashim Rabbani were also present at the press conference.