In breaking news, Pakistan’s Interior Ministry has officially banned terror organisation Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) and its subsidiary identified as Falah-i-Insaniyat Foundation (FIF), as reported by ANI.
Plenty of petitions were signed by people from across the world to ban these terror groups and their factories. The administrations that belong to Hafiz Saeed, who was the mastermind of 2008 Mumbai terror attack, have reportedly been banned under the Anti-Terrorism Act 1997.
Previously today, Pakistan claimed that it has launched a massive operation against banned terror groups, including Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) that conducted the dastardly Pulwama terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir in February.
Hafiz Saeed's Jama'at-ud-Da'wah and its subsidiary Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation banned under Anti Terrorism Act 1997 by Pakistan's Interior Ministry. pic.twitter.com/GhzSTgOWM1
— ANI (@ANI) March 5, 2019
Interior Ministry Pakistan’s Dunya News said 44 members of the banned outfits, including JeM, were arrested and put behind the bars on Tuesday. Some reports went on to add that the suspects have only been detained.
Reports said, adding that JeM chief Masood Azhar’s brother Abdul Rauf Asghar (alias Mufti Abdur Rauf) was among 44 terror suspects taken into custody by the Pakistani officials.
It is to be noted that Islamabad banned 69 terror groups in a face-saving situation as India was continuously working to get Pakistan blacklisted.
Besides’ India’s constant endeavours to isolate Pakistan and increasing global pressure on Pakistan’s capital Islamabad to fight against terrorism, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has decided to keep Pakistan in the “grey list” for time being.
New Delhi tried its best to blacklist Islamabad over terror funding in the wake of Pulwama attack.