ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Pakistan on Tuesday formally banned the Jamaat ud Dawah (JuD) and its humanitarian arm, Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation (FIF).
According to notification of Interior Ministry, the National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) issued a list of 70 proscribed organisations with the latest addition of JuD and FIF.
It is worth mentioning here that earlier the JuD and the FIF were put on the watch list by the Ministry of Interior, with their assets being frozen.
Hamza Azhar among 44 held during crackdown against banned outfits
Earlier today, State Minister for Interior Shehryar Afridi
said that they have apprehended 44 members of banned outfits including Mufti Abdur Rauf and Hamza Ahar, brother of Masood Azhar.
Addressing a press conference, Shehryar Afridi said that all the members of banned organizations were taken into custody for investigation. He also assured that the action will be contued as per taken by the National Action Committee (NAC).
The state minister mentioned that no country can interfere in the matter of Pakistan. He has reiterated that no action is being taken under the influence of anyone. “We don’t want to be accused from abroad,” he added. He maintained that the soil of Pakistan will not be used against any country.
Shehryar Afridi also informed that the operation against banned militant organisations will continue for another two weeks, adding that so far while complete details of the operation will be released after the operation is completed in two weeks.
“Indian dossier had no actionable evidence. It was just a dossier, not a proof, the state minister said. He further said that the Pakistani government has decided to launch a crackdown against banned organisations.
Earlier on Feb 21, a spokesman for the Ministry of Interior had said the National Security Committee (NSC) in its meeting at the Prime Minister's office had reviewed the National Action Plan (NAP) in detail and decided to accelerate action against proscribed organisations.