Barely 24 hours after BRICS nations adopted a resolution condemning Pakistan-based terror groups including Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), the government in Pakistan’s Punjab province moved to act against organisations linked to these outfits.
On Tuesday, the Punjab government demolished offices of Jamat-ud-Dawah and Falah-e-Insaniat, both considered fronts for Hafiz Saeed-led LeT, in Lahore. The offices of JuD were demolished in Lahore’s Shahdara, Band Road, Moon Market, Sabzazar and Jinnah Hospital area.
The action against the terror group was taken a day after leaders of BRICS countries adopted a declaration in China’s Xiamen that condemned violence perpetrated by Pakistan-based terror groups.
"We express concern on the security situation in the region and violence caused by the Taliban, ISIL/DAISH, Al Qaeda and its affiliates including Eastern Turkistan Islamic Movement, Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, the Haqqani network, Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammad, TTP (Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan) and Hizb ut-Tahrir," said the declaration, adopted at the end of the five-nation BRICS plenary that was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Presidents Xi Jinping of China, Vladimir Putin of Russia, Michel Temer of Brazil and Jacob Zuma of South Africa.
In another action against terror groups, more than 20 members of Jaish-e-Mohammad and Falah-e-Insaniat have been arrested in Pakistan's Punjab province for illegally collecting hides of sacrificial animals on Eid-ul Azha, a PTI report said, quoting police officials.