Lahore, March 7: With international pressure pouring in on Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to take action against Jamat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed, the government in Punjab province had taken control of the headquarters of banned Jamaat-ud-Dawa and Falah-e-Insaniat on Thursday. Also, sources say that the administration would also take control of JuD mosque and madrasa in Lahore's Chauburji tonight.
The law enforcement agencies took 121 people into preventive detention and seized 182 madrasas as part of its continuing crackdown on terror groups. The crackdown began this week after Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) claimed responsibility for the February 14 Kashmir suicide attack that killed 40 CRPF troopers. Hafiz Saeed's Appeal to De-list Him From UN-designated Terrorists Rejected After Pakistan Blocks UN Team From Interviewing JuD Chief.
Informing more, Pakistan’s Interior Ministry had stated that 121 people were taken into preventive detention in compliance with the National Action Plan (NAP). Along with it, the provincial governments took over the management and administrative control of 182 madrasas, 34 schools and colleges, five hospitals, 163 dispensaries, 184 ambulances and eight offices as part of the NAP.
The government arrested the brother and son of JeM Masood Azhar along with 42 others affiliated with the banned terror groups on Tuesday in their crackdown. Properties belonging to Hafiz Saeed's proscribed Jamaat-ud-Dawa and its charity arm Falah-e-Insaniyat were also seized. Pakistan Seizes Seminaries, Assets of Hafiz Saeed's JuD, Charity Arm.
Also, Pakistan administration on Thursday had blocked visa requests of UN officials from interviewing Hafiz Saeed. Since the proposal to de-list Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief from the UN sanction list was denied, the new development comes into place.
(With Input From Agencies)