Pakistan rules out possibility of proscribing JuD

By: | Published: July 8, 2015 1:00 PM

Pakistan has ruled out the possibility of banning the Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) in the future, saying that there is no evidence that the organisation is linked to the outlawed Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).

Pakistan has ruled out the possibility of banning the Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) in the future, saying that there is no evidence that the organisation is linked to the outlawed Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).

According to the Dawn, the United Nations Security Council had in a resolution listed the JuD as the LeT, but no evidence was provided to it to prove that the two were connected, Pakistan’s Minister for States and Frontier Region, General Abdul Qadir Baloch (Retired) told this to the Senate on behalf of Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan.

He said that JuD was under observation in terms of Section 11-D of the Anti-Terrorism Act since Nov 15, 2003.

He further stated that the JuD will be proscribed only if a report, under Section 11-B of the Anti-Terrorism Act confirms the organisation’s involvement in terrorism.

Baloch added that currently JuD was engaged in charity and social work, operating hospitals, clinics, schools, ambulance service and religious institutions while its offices had been closed between 2008 and 2010.

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