PESHAWAR- The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government on Saturday started a clampdown against Hafiz Saeed’s Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) by shutting down the organizations’ offices. The crackdown was extended to the humanitarian wing of JuD, Falah-e-Insaniyat Foundation (FIF) and the provincial government has taken over all it’s operational matters, reported Dawn.
The operation was conducted by Peshawar’s district administration, with the help of police and other law enforcement agencies in Peshawar after directions were received from the federal government.
“We have sealed the offices of the foundation, seized three religious schools and two mosques and handed over the seized properties to the Auqaf department to look after operational matters,” the private media outlet quoted a senior official.
The action against the organization was initiated after the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) issued a notification asking citizens to not to donate to organizations listed on a United Nations Security Council (UNSC) list of the prescribed organization – including al-Qaeda, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, Lashkar-e-Jhngvi, Jud, FiF and other organizations.
Hafiz Saeed was declared a global terrorist by the US and UN over his alleged role in the Mumbai attacks and ever since then India and US are seeking strict actions against Saeed and Jud, which is believed to be a front for Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), the militant group.