Pak rules out banning Hafiz Saeed’s Jamaat-ud Dawah

Islamabad (PTI): Pakistan has ruled out the possibility of banning Jamaat-ud Dawah led by Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed, claiming that there is no evidence to link it with terrorism and the outlawed Lashkar-e-Toiba.

Minister for States and Frontier Region retired Gen Abdul Qadir Baloch said the UN Security Council had in a resolution listed the JuD as LeT with a new name, but no supporting evidence had been shared with Pakistan to establish the connection, Dawn reported.

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He was speaking in the Senate on behalf of Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan during the question hour.

Baloch said the JuD had been under observation of authorities in terms of Section 11-D of the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) since November 15, 2003 and will be only proscribed if a report confirming its involvement in terrorism is received under Section 11-B of the ATA. Under Section 11-B, an organisation is proscribed if the federal government has reasons to believe that it is linked to terrorism.

The government can place an organisation under observation for six months if it is suspected of being involved in terrorist activities. The period can be extended. Baloch claimed that JuD was engaged in charity and social work, operating hospitals, clinics, schools, ambulance service and religious institutions.

He said its offices remained shut between 2008 and 2010 but allowed to reopen after an order by the Lahore High Court.

JuD is listed as a terror outfit by the UN and its chief Hafiz Saeed has a USD 10 million US government bounty against him, but Jamaat-ud-Dawa operates freely across Pakistan.
Baloch said Falah-i-Insaniat Foundation (FIF) had also been listed by the UNSC as a suspected charity having links with LeT, but he did not say if it was also under observation.

He said Khuddam-ul-Islam and Jamaat-ul-Furqan charities had been proscribed by the government for having been formed in place of the banned Jaish-i-Muhammad.

Baloch said an organisation proscribed under Section 11-B of the ATA 1997 was not allowed to carry out any activity, including charity work, under a different name.

3 Comments

  1. What else can you expect from a terrorist nation of Pak? They don’t see anything wrong with the culture of terrorism. I’m sure our friend sharia shaikh agrees with Pak’s decision!!

  2. Dear readers,

    Only NDA government would handle national security when it had freed three hardcore terrorists in the plane hijack crisis in 1999.When it comes to Pakistani terror,then Former Vice PM Pakistani born L.K.Advani and Jaswant Singh should know better in terrorist exchange deal. For the party survival they will not hesitant even releasing ‘saffron terror’ posing internal threat to the nation like hijak deal.

    The PM Modi led BJP government earlier distanced itself from the reported meeting of an Ramdev aide Ved Pratap Vaidik meeting with 26/11 attack accused Hafiz Saeed in Pakistan, saying it had “not sanctioned” it and asserted there is no change in its stand on the terror mastermind.

    How does PM Modi government who provided Z Plus security does not not the travell plan his own aide?

    The PM Modi and his Home Minister should answer to the soft approach to the terror mastermind by his key election campaigner?

    It can’t be ruled out that RSS may be having some hidden conspiracy behind 26/11 attacks which exposed their saffron terror network by Late Hemant Karkare through ‘false flag’ in Pakistan.

    It is noted that recently Public prosecuter Ms.Salian blew whisle by exposing NIA invlovment to ‘Go-slow’ in the directions of saffron terror investigation.

    Jai HInd

    • See how ISI-sponsored Sharia Shaikh is calling 26/11 mumbai attack as a ‘fasle flag’ operation!! Let there be no mistake – Sharia Shaikh with a huge private collection of black flags is no fan of India. For him, Pakistaana is an innocent victim of Indian conspiracy!! I wonder if this guy is someone from Karaachi posting here using a fake profile!! Remember – earlier we had VN Baliga and now we have this sharia pandita.

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