Published On: Thu, Feb 21st, 2019

Pakistan bans Jamaat-ud-Dawa and its Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation

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Following Pulwama attack in Jammu and Kashmir and international pressure Pakistan announced on Thursday to be banning the 2008 Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed-led Jamat-ud-Dawa as well as his charity wing Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation.

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Interior ministry spokesman said the decision was taken in a National Security Committee (NSC) meeting that was chaired by Prime Ministers Imran Khan.

The spokesman added, “It was decided during the meeting to accelerate action against proscribed organizations… It was further decided that Jamat-ud-Dawa and Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation be notified as prescribed organizations by the ministry of interior.”

JuD has a network of about 300 seminaries and schools, hospitals, ambulance service and publishing house in Pakistan. It is considered as front organization for the LeT.

In June 2014 JuD was declared by United States as a foreign terrorist organization.

The US Department of the Treasury designated JuD chief Hafiz Saeed as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist and $10 million reward was announced for information that brings Saeed to justice.

Meanwhile, Imran Khan said in the meeting it is time to ensure militancy and extremism are rooted from society and they never become hostage to extremists.

The meeting reviewed National Action Plan against terrorism too in the presence of services chiefs and key ministers.

More than 40 CRPF jawans were killed in the February 14 Pulwama attack when a suicide bomber drove into army convoy explosives laden SUV.

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