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

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

Hafiz Saaed

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

Hafiz Saeed is the mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks. He formed Jamat-ut-Dawa after Lashkar-e-Taiba was banned by the Pakistan government.

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.

“It was decided during the meeting to accelerate action against these Jamat-ud-Dawa and Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation,” the spokesperson said in a statement.

Earlier, the two outfits were kept on the watchlist of the interior ministry.

The meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan, reviewed the National Action Plan against terrorism in detail. Services chiefs and key ministers were in attendance.

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