Zardari should change Kashmir policy: Lashkar leader

8 September 2008
The Indian Express
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Islamabad: Lashkar leader ISLAMABAD Pakistan will be in “great trouble” if newly elected President Asif Ali Zardari does not make changes in the policies of his predecessor Pervez Musharraf, which have “derailed the Kashmir issue”, the founder of the outlawed Lashker-e-Toiba said in a rally he led in the southern port city of Karachi on Sunday. Militant ideologue Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, who now heads the Jamat-ud-Dawah, called on the people of Pakistan to gather at the Line of Control to show solidarity with the residents of Jammu and Kashmir. The policies of Musharraf “derailed the Kashmir issue, which was also devalued before the international community”, Saeed said in “Kashmir solidarity” rally. Pakistan will be in “great trouble” if Zardari did not change the policies of Musharraf, Saeed told hundreds of men who gathered to attend the rally held near the mausoleum of Pakistan's founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah. A growing number of terrorist leaders have re-emerged in Pakistan after Musharraf's resignation last month to drum up support for their activities in Jammu and Kashmir.