Hafiz Saeed, Chief of Jamaat-ud-Dawa is the real PM of Pakistan, says Pak writer Tarek Fatah
"Pakistan is an acronym, it is not a country in itself... Pakistan was a joke played on all the people of Indian sub-continent at the time of Partition," said writer Tarek Fatah
Hafiz Saeed, Chief the outlawed Jamaat-ud-Dawa and founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba, is the "real Prime Minister of Pakistan", said Karachi-born Canadian writer Tarek Fatah.
In an interview given to an Indian TV channel on Saturday, Tarek said the creation of Pakistan in the existing geographical landscape was disastrous.
He also mocked the existence of Pakistan, saying that "Pakistan is an acronym, it is not a country in itself... Pakistan was a joke played on all the people of Indian sub-continent at the time of Partition."
He further added, "After the 1971 war, when nearly 90,000 Pakistani prisoners of war were released by Indira Gandhi, they were deployed by the Pakistan army to carry out more massacres in Balochistan from 1973 to 1975".
Fatah said, "Pakistan was created by the nawabs of UP and Bihar who were afraid of democracy. They should have created Pakistan on the borders of Nepal, but instead, they went on to create Pakistan out of Punjab, where the Muslim League had lost".
He added, Balochistan "was independent" and was only "forcibly occupied" by the Pakistan Army in 1947.
Fatah is a writer, journalism broadcaster, leading liberal activist and founder of the Muslim Canadian Congress.
He also criticised Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the Pakistani Army Chief General Raheel Sharif for their style of functioning.
Pak Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, had "amassed" wealth and invested only in Punjab, alleged the writer.
The Pakistani writer also described Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin as the "real Defence Minister of Pakistan".