Just days ahead of Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s trip to Washington, the Pakistani authorities said they have arrested the US-wanted and 2008 Mumbai attacks suspect Hafiz Saeed.
Mohammad Shafiq, the counterterrorism official said that Hafiz Saeed was taken into custody on Wednesday in Punjab province while he was traveling from the eastern city of Lahore to Gujranwala. He said Saeed appeared in the court and is ordered to be in jail till next hearing.
Saeed is blamed for the 2008 Mumbai attacks and is the founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba group. The US had offered $10 million for his capture. While Pakistan banned Hafiz’s charities and other aides, he has not been charged so far.