Islamabad: Pakistan has launched a countrywide action against the Jamaat-ud Dawa (JuD), days after deciding to take over its assets.
Pakistan had placed the JuD on the watch-list in 2008. The UN had placed both the JuD and the Falah-e-Insaniat (FIF) on its watch-list in December 2008 and March 2012, respectively.
Fund-raising and other activities by proscribed as well as subsidiary organisations of the banned outfits have been banned under Section 144 in Islamabad.
The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan, through a notification on Monday, had also stopped all companies fr-om donating cash to proscribed organisations and individuals mentioned in the sanctions regime maintained by the UN Security Council.
Earlier, defence minister Khurram Dastagir Khan said the governme-nt’s crackdown on JuD other banned outfits was linked to the ongoing Operation Raddul Fasaad and was not taken due to mounting pressure from the United States.
“Action against JuD is being taken with due diligence so that the future of Pakistan can be secured and terrorists cannot open fire on school children anymore,” he said.
Police removed banners of JuD and its subsidiary FIF Foundation.