Islamabad: The Pakistan Army on Tuesday termed the house arrest of Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed “a policy decision”.

During a media briefing, Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor said: “This is a policy decision that the state took in national interest. Lots of institutions will have to do their jobs.”

The JuD chief, wanted in India for masterminding the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, was on Monday night arrested in Lahore by Punjab Police. He is under UN sanctions and carries a bounty of $10 million on his head.

Speaking about the situation with India, Ghafoor said, “We don’t want war with anyone. War is not a solution to anything but we will not compromise on our dignity and respect”.

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