Mullahs, militants and military: Pak’s shadowy coalition
The founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba, whose commandoes killed 166 people in the 2008 Mumbai attacks, Mr Saeed is – to outside eyes – the public face of the nexus between spies and jihadists that makes nuclear-armed Pakistan so dangerous.
Now, he is back.
“Pakistan is facing very severe threats from both sides – India is one side, America and Nato forces are on the other, and the agenda of both is Pakistan,” Mr Saeed told the Financial Times. “We want to send a message to them that the defence of Pakistan is uppermost in our minds.”
Fist-waving speakers told the throng – which included boys sporting black and white headbands and brandishing sticks – that India would be sundered into quarters.