Lahore: Jamaat-ud-Dawa, the chief and the backbone chief and 26/11 Mumbai attacks mastermind Hafiz Mohammad Saeed yet again made an anti-India call at a rally in Pakistan on Monday.
Issuing a new threat, Saeed called India “the number one enemy”. The rally was attended by MPs of Nawaz Sharif’s ruling PML(N), Imran Khan’s PTI and Jamat-e-Islami. It was called in support of Saudi Arabia’s war against Houthi rebels in Yemen.
His statement comes on a day when Chinese President Xi Jinping is in Pakistan for a 2-day state visit. This is Xi Jinping’s first visit to Pakistan. Ahead of the trip, Xi said that visiting Pakistan is like visiting the home of a brother.
Calling Pakistan an all-weather friend, Xi vowed to strengthen ties between the two countries and cited the progress both nations have made in various fields including in setting up a 46 billion bilateral economic corridor to link Pakistan’s strategic Gwadar port on the Arabian Sea with China’s Xinjiang province through Pakistan occupied Kashmir.