Pakistan re-imposes ban on Hafiz Saeed’s JuD, charity arm

Islamabad: Pakistan on Thursday re-imposed a ban on the Jamaatud Dawa (JuD), formed by Hafiz Saeed to sidestep the ban on his Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), and its charity arm, the Falah-i-Insaniyat Foundation.

The decision was taken at a meeting of the National Security Committee, chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan, to discuss the geo-strategic and national security environment in light of the Pulwama suicide bombing and its aftermath, media reports said.

The two entities had been proscribed in an ordinance promulgated by then President Mamnoon Hussein in February last year to amend the Anti-Terrorism Act with regards to proscription of terrorist individuals and organisations to include entities listed by the UN Security Council but this had lapsed.