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Pakistan takes action against Hafiz Saeed’s JuD

THE ASIAN AGE. | SHAFQAT ALI
Published : Jan 4, 2018, 2:31 am IST
Updated : Jan 4, 2018, 2:34 am IST

The UN had placed both the JuD and the FIF on its watch-list in Dec 2008 and March 2012, respectively.

Hafiz Saeed
 Hafiz Saeed

Islamabad: Pakistan has launched a countrywide action against the Jamaat-ud Dawah (JuD) days after deciding to take over its assets.

Pakistan had placed the JuD on the watch-list in 2008. The UN had placed both the JuD and the FIF on its watch-list in Dec 2008 and March 2012, respectively.

Fund-raising and other activities by proscribed as well as subsidiary organisations of the banned outfits have been banned under Section 144 in the federal capital.

The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP), through a notification on Monday, had also stopped all companies from donating cash to proscribed organisations and individuals mentioned in the sanctions regime maintained by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).

Earlier, Defence Minister Khurram Dastagir Khan said that the government’s crackdown on JuD other banned outfits was linked to the ongoing Operation Raddul Fasaad and was not taken due to mounting pressure from the US.

“Action against JuD is being taken with due diligence so that the future of Pakistan can be secured and terrorists cannot open fire on school children anymore,” he said.

Those affiliated with the JuD deny its involvement in any illegal activity, calling the FIF an organised philanthropist group of the country, he added.

Police removed banners of JuD and its subsidiary Falah-e-Insaniat (welfare of humanity) Foundation in Islamabad. A criminal case was lodged in Islamabad against unidentified persons, responsible for putting up the banner for fund-raising.

Tags: jamaat-ud dawah, hafiz saeed