Pakistan mulls banning JuD chief Hafiz Saeed’s charity

The charity is operated by Saeed who also runs Jamaat-ud- Dawa (JuD) and is the mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attack.

By: PTI | Islamabad | Updated: January 19, 2016 7:58 pm
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Pakistan is considering a ban on Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation (FIF), a charity run by JuD chief Hafiz Saeed, according to a media report.

“Officials said the government is likely to ban FIF. The Ministry of Interior, these officials said, had started serious consultations with all the stakeholders before banning FIF and a final decision would be taken in next few days,” The Nation reported.

The charity is operated by Saeed who also runs Jamaat-ud- Dawa (JuD) and is the mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attack.

The paper also said that Pakistan had told the US it is not playing any double game with India regarding investigations into the Pathankot airbase attack.

Last week, US Secretary of State John Kerry asked Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to find out the truth and urged the need to focus on the pressing challenge of terrorism in the region.

A senior government official said that Washington was taken into confidence on the investigations conducted so far into the Pathankot incident.

“We have told them we are serious in finding out whether someone from Pakistan is involved in the terror act. There have been arrests and the investigations are ongoing. There has been no double game and there will not be any double game on the Pathankot issue,” he added.

He said the prime minister and the foreign ministry both have got the message from Washington that President Barack Obama and his team were happy with Pakistan’s reaction to the Pathankot attack and hoped there will be fair investigations.