The video released by Abdul Rehman Makki, the co-founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), a UN-designated global terrorist group, from a Pakistani jail on Wednesday strongly denies any links with the Al-Qaeda terrorist network.
In the video, Makki said he had nothing to do with Al-Qaeda and was only a member of the LeT. He also said he had been falsely accused of being linked to the terror outfit.
The video was released by the Pakistani government-run media outlet, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), which stated that it was a message from Makki.
Makki was arrested by Pakistani security forces in August 2019 and has been in custody since then. He is one of the most notorious LeT leaders and was also the brother-in-law of the group’s founder, Hafiz Saeed.
The US government has designated Makki as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist for his role in supporting the LeT. He is also wanted in India for his alleged involvement in the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.