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Pakistan bans Hafiz Saeed-led JuD, but keeps mum on Masood Azhar, Jaish

Pakistan on Thursday banned the 2008 Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed-led Jamat-ud-Dawa and its charity wing Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation. Pakistan, however, did not mention a word on terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed and its chief Maulana Masood Azhar.

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Islamabad Updated on: February 21, 2019 23:43 IST
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan
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Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan

Pakistan on Thursday banned the 2008 Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed-led Jamat-ud-Dawa and its charity wing Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation.

A spokesman of the Interior Ministry said that the decision to ban these groups was taken during a meeting of the National Security Committee (NSC) held at the Prime Minister's Office on Thursday.

"It was decided during the meeting to accelerate action against proscribed organisations," the spokesperson said in a statement.

"It was further decided that Jamat-ud-Dawa and Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation be notified as proscribed organizations by the Ministry of Interior," he added.

Earlier, the two outfits were kept on the watchlist of the interior ministry.

The meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan, reviewed the National Action Plan against terrorism in detail. Services chiefs and key ministers were in attendance.

It is pertinent to note that there still has not been any word against Jaish-e-Mohammed and its chief Masood Azhar, who were behind the deadly attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama that claimed lives of 40 CRPF personnel on February 14. 

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