ISLAMABAD: The Federal government on Thursday gave the approval to ban two groups during
Hafeez Saeed led Jamaat-ud-Dawa and Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation (FIF) were designated as “Proscribed organizations” the interior ministry said in a statement.
A spokesman of the Interior Ministry said that the decision to ban these groups was taken during a meeting of the National Security Committee (NSC) chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan at his office on Thursday.
“It was decided during the meeting to accelerate action against proscribed
“It was further decided that Jamat-
Earlier, the two outfits were kept on the watchlist of the interior ministry.
According to officials, JuD’s network includes 300 seminaries and schools, hospitals, a publishing house
The JuD is believed to be the front
The US Department of the Treasury has designated its chief Saeed as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist, and the US, since 2012, has offered a USD 10 million
Saeed was listed under UN Security Council Resolution 1267 in December 2008. He was released from house arrest in Pakistan in November 2017.
The NSC meeting also reviewed the National Action Plan against terrorism in detail. Services chiefs and key ministers were in attendance.
Meanwhile, Prime minister Imran Khan on Thursday authorized the armed forces to “respond decisively and comprehensively to any aggression or misadventure” by neighboring India, as tensions soared between the nuclear-armed rivals.