Lahore: Pakistan should not buy electricity from India, Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Saeed said on Monday.

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"India is producing electricity on Pakistani rivers and offering the same to us to buy. Don't our rulers understand this basic point," Saeed, the mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attacks, said.

On Sunday, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had said that the Power Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif will visit India to address the severe energy crisis.

"There is no need to beg India..," Saeed, the former head of banned Lashkar-e-Taiba, added.     

His warning to the Sharif government came in the wake of its proposed plan to buy electricity from India and China.

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar had said India is ready to sell up to 2000 MW electricity to Pakistan. "We are seriously pondering to purchase electricity from India,” the minister said.

(Agencies)

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