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Pakistan formally places ban on Hafiz Saeed's JuD, FIF

10:56 PM | 5 Mar, 2019
Pakistan formally places ban on Hafiz Saeed's JuD, FIF
ISLAMABAD - Implementing the National Action Plan in letter and spirit, Pakistan included Hafiz Saeed-led Jamaat ud Dawah (JuD) and its charity wing, Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation (FIF) in the list of 70 proscribed organisations.

National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) issued the list of proscribed organisations with the latest addition of JuD and FIF for which an official notification has been issued on Tuesday; JuD and FIF were on the watch list earlier.

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.



"It was further decided that Jamat-ut-Dawa and Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation be notified as proscribed organizations by the Ministry of Interior," a statement had said.

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

Those detained include members of Jaish-e-Mohammed apart from others who were taken into 'preventive detention'. The interior secretary has clarified that the detentions have nothing to do with the dossier provided by India on the Pulwama attack.

The crackdown comes amid guidelines stated by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to Pakistan in a bid to get itself out of the Grey List.

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.

JuD and FIF were declared as proscribed groups by former president Mamnoon Hussain who had promulgated an ordinance amending the Anti-Terrorism Act in this regard.

After the ordinance became ineffective, the two organisations were wiped off national list of proscribed organisations, however, this time, the two organisations have been notified as proscribed organisations through the Ministry of Interior.

The writer is a civil servant.

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Currency Rates Today - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 22 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 22, 2024 (Monday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.15 for buying and 280.85 for selling. Euro's buying rate remains stable at 301.25 and selling rate is 303.25.

British Pound rate is 354.75 for buying, and 358.25 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.4 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.60.

Currency Rates Today

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.15 280.85
Euro EUR 301.25 303.25
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354.75 358.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.40 77.15
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.60 74.32
Australian Dollar AUD 184.75 186.55
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.15 749.15
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.50 205.50
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.70 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 36.05 36.05
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202.00 204.00
Swedish Korona SEK 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 309.05 311.55
Thai Bhat THB 7.50 7.65

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