Banned outfit leader Maulana Abdur Rehman Makki arrested for provocative speeches

Banned, outfit, leader, Maulana, Abdur Rehman, Makki, arrested
15 May, 2019 12:08 pm

LAHORE (92 News) – The police arrested Maulana Abdur Rehman Makki, leader of a banned outfit, on the charge of delivering provocative speeches.

He has been arrested from Gujranwala. The arrested leader had appealed for donation in the name of Falah-i-Insaniat Foundation.

He had also criticized the steps taken by the Financial Action Task Force.

On February 21, the federal government had banned Jammat-ut-Dawa (JuD) and its wing Falah-i-Insaniat Foundation (FIF).

In February 2018, the former Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government had also banned the two organisations across the country with their moveable and immovable assets being frozen under the amended Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997.

On February 9, the Ministry of Law and Justice had announced that the then president of Pakistan, Mamnoon Hussain, amended the Anti-Terrorism Act 1997 via Ordinance No II of 2018 to proscribe entities banned by the United Nations (Security Council) Act 1948.

The following day the Ministry of Interior had ordered the freezing and taking over of assets associated with JuD and FIF and directed provincial governments to implement the orders.

The government had also barred companies and individuals from giving donations to JuD, FIF, and other organisations on the UNSC sanctions list.

The UNSC sanctions list includes the names of Al-Qaeda, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, JuD, FiF, Lashkar-e-Taiba and other organisations and individuals.

However, the Supreme Court of Pakistan in September 2018 permitted the two organizations to continue their relief and charity work in the country. The JuD’s network includes 300 seminaries and schools, hospitals, a publishing house and ambulance services.



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