The reward for Saeed is one of the uppermost offered by the program and is equal to the quantity for Taliban person in command Mullah Omar. Only Ayman al-Zawahri, who succeeded Osama bin Laden as al-Qaeda head, fetches a higher, $25 million reward.
US Undersecretary of State Wendy Sherman announced the reward for Lashkar-e-Taiba’s person in charge and second-in-command on Monday during a trip to India.
The budge comes at a predominantly stressed time in the bothered affiliation with the US and Pakistan.
Pakistan’s parliament is at present debating a revised structure for relationships with the US in the awaken of American air strikes that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers in November at two posts along the Afghan boundary.
Pakistan reacted by kicking the US out of a base used by American drones and closing its border crossings to provisions preordained for Nato troops in Afghanistan
The US hopes the parliamentary discuss will result in Pakistan reopening the supply lines. The shutting down has been a annoyance for the US because it has had to use up additional cash distribution provisions through an alternating route that runs through Central Asia. It also requires the course to pull out gear as it seeks to pull most of its battle forces out of Afghanistan by the conclusion of 2014.
The United States has existing a $10 million bounty for the founder of the Pakistani group responsible for the 2008 attacks in the Indian city of Mumbai that killed 166 people, a move that could make difficult US-Pakistan relationships at a nervous time. Saeed and his group have been blamed for Indian Lok Sabha attacks. Saeed has also been held responsible for his association in the Mumbai attacks of 2008.