Hafiz Muhammad Saeed is the amir (leader) of the Jama'at-ud-Da'wah widely considered to be a cover organization for militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT). India considers him one of its most wanted terrorists. According to Hafiz Saeed, he has no links with LeT. Background In 1950, Hafiz Muhammad Saeed was born in Sargodha to a conservative Pakistani Punjabi family. His family lost 36 of its members when migrating from Shimla to Lahore during the partition of India and Pakistan. He has a wife Maimoona. General Mohammad Zia-ul-Haq appointed Saeed to the Council on Islamic Ideology, and he later served as an Islamic Studies teacher at the University of Engineering and Technology (Lahore), Pakistan. He was sent to Saudi Arabia in the early 1980s by the university for higher studies where he met Saudi Sheikhs who were taking part in the Afghan jihad. They
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