Modi’s push shows results, Pak begins crackdown on Hafiz Saeed outfits

Under pressure from the US and other world powers, Pakistan has finally launched a crackdown on global terrorist Hafiz Saeed and his outfits. On Saturday, the provincial government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa sealed the offices of Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) and its humanitarian wing, Falah-e-Insaniyat Foundation (FIF) and took over the latter’s operational matters, says a report in Dawn newspaper.

Recently, the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) had issued a notification asking citizens to not donate to Saeed’s terror outfits. JuD and FIF have been blacklisted by United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for their terror links, the report said.

According to the report, Peshawar’s district administration, with the help of police and other law enforcement agencies, had initiated action against the JuD in the provincial capital after receiving nod from the federal government.

“We have sealed the offices of the foundation, seized three religious schools and two mosques and handed over the seized properties to the Auqaf department to look after operational matters,” a senior official told DawnNewsTV.

The terror outfits in Pakistan that figure in the UNSC sanctions list includes al-Qaeda, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, JuD and FiF. After JuD and FiF were placed on the UNSC list, the interior ministry had written to the provinces asking them to take action, said the report.