Jamaat-ud-Dawa Pakistan (JuD) headed by India’s most wanted terrorist Hafiz Mohammad Saeed has been put under police scanner in Pakistan over its controversial fundraising activities.
According to a report in The Dawn, the Punjab Home Department has directed the police to take strict action against activists of JuD.
The organisation is engaged in fundraising throughout the country through its charity wing Falah-e-Insaniyat Foundation (FIF).
JuD is on the UN watch list and its chief Hafiz Saeed is one of the main accused in the 2008 Mumbai attack case.
According to the Punjab Home Department directive, JuD is making efforts to collect funds through fitrana, zakat and sadkaats.
It further says that members of the organisations were more active during Ramazan and distributed pamphlets, put up posters at various locations in Matiari Sindh, inviting people to give them their charity money.
The Dawn quoted a senior police official as saying that the government had realised that the charity organisation was not the real face of the outfit and therefore, it has decided to look into how it spent the donations it collected from people in the name of charity.