Modi's tough stand : Pakistan formally bans Hafiz Saeed-led Jamaat-ud-Dawa

The Pakistan government on Tuesday formally banned Hafiz Saeed-led Jamaat-ud-Dawa and its affiliate Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation under Ant...

The Pakistan government on Tuesday formally banned Hafiz Saeed-led Jamaat-ud-Dawa and its affiliate Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation under Anti Terrorism Act 1997. The updated National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) list shows JuD, which was behind the 2008 Mumbai terror attack, and FIF as the 69th and 70th outfit banned by the Pakistan Interior Ministry.


The development comes after the list updated on Monday showed that the organisations were not banned despite the government announcing on February 21 that JuD and FIF be notified as proscribed organisations.

On Monday, the list showed that the JuD and FIF were in the names of organisations “under watch” and did not figure in a separate category of banned organisations. The updated list released on Tuesday shows JuD and FIF as the 69th and 70th outfit banned by the Pakistan Interior Ministry.