Govt imposes ban on 24 outfits including JuD

Salman Tanvir

ISLAMABAD

The government has imp0sed ban on numerous outfits including Jamat ud Dawa (JuD) Thursdy due to mounting pressure by the United Nations.

Reliable sources told on the condition of anonymity told this scribe that the name of Jamat ud Dawa (JuD) was included in the list of proscribed organizations due to the pressure exerted by the Obama administration

The Government of Pakistan issued a list of 24 different organizations on Thursday declaring all of them to be banned from now onwards. The list included TTP, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, Hizb ut Tehrir, Sipah-e-Muhammad Pakistan, Sipah Sahaba Pakistan Jaish e Muhammad, Jamatul Furqan, Millat e Islamia and Kher un Nisa International Trust.

The Government also declared Jamiat ul Ansar, Tehreek Nifaz Shariyat Muhammadi, Lashkar e Taiba, Tehreek-e-Jaffriya, Islamic Movement of Khuddamul Islamia and Islamic Students Movement as prohibited.

Moreover, state authorities decided to keep Sunni Tehreek under observation.

It is worth mentioning here that the JuD has been leading different relief campaigns including the one in Kashmir after a deadly earthquake in 2005.

 

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