Pak Includes Hafiz Saeed’s Jamaat-Ud-Dawa & Falah-E-Insaniyat Foundation In List The Of Banned Organisations

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| March 6 , 2019 , 12:35 IST

Pakistan included  Lashkar-e-Taiba founder Hafiz Saeed-led Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) and its charity wing, Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation (FIF) in the list of 70 proscribed organizations under the Anti-Terrorism Act of 1997.

According to media reports, Pakistan's National Counter Terrorism Authority (NCTA) list, which was updated on Tuesday had JuD and FIF among 70 organizations proscribed by the Ministry of Interior.

"This list is updated as of 5th March 2019 and prepared by NACTA based on the Notifications issued by Ministry of Interior," said a note at the bottom of the list.

The ministry of interior’s spokesperson had stated last month that 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 banned outfits.

The ban came amid a massive crackdown against the banned outfits with the government announcing on Tuesday that it had taken 44 members of such organizations into custody.

Those detained included Jaish-e-Mohammed Chief Masood Azhar's Brother Abdul Rauf Asghar apart from other 44 who were taken into ‘preventive detention’.

As per media reports, the interior secretary clarified that the detentions had nothing to do with the dossier provided by India on the Pulwama attack.

In fact, it was among guidelines stated by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to Pakistan in a bid to get itself out of the Grey List.

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Information minister Fawad Chaudhry had confirmed on Sunday that the government had decided to take stern action against militant outfits, however, he fell short of revealing any timeline in this regard.