ISLAMABAD: The US embassy on Wednesday categorically rejected an op-ed published in a national daily that claimed a meeting took place between US ambassador Cameron Munter and the chief of Jamaatud Daawa Hafiz Saeed.
An embassy statement mentioned the op-ed titled ‘For how long?’ that appeared on May 9 and said: “Ambassador Munter has never met with Hafiz Saeed.”
“No US official has made any promises to, or agreements with Hafiz Saeed,” the embassy said.
The statement said Hafiz Saeed is a wanted terrorist responsible for the deadly attack on Mumbai in November 2008 that killed 166, including six Americans.
“He is subject to UN Security Council Resolution 1267/1989 sanctions. There is an international responsibility to bring the perpetrators of the Mumbai attacks to justice,” the statement said.