Lahore, February 22: Amid mounting international pressure to take action against home-grown terrorists, Punjab government of Pakistan took control of all Islamic seminaries run by Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM), who claimed the responsibility for the February 14 Pulwama attack. The government of Pakistan’s Punjab seized the JeM campus comprising Madressatul Sabir and Jama-e-Masjid Subhanallah in Bahawalpur. The move came just a day after the meeting of Pakistan’s National Security Committee (NSC) in Islamabad. According to reports of a Pakistan media, in the meeting decision was taken to uproot extremism from the society. Jammu And Kashmir: Two JeM Terrorists Gunned Down by Security Forces in Sopore Encounter.
Yesterday, Pakistan imposed a ban on two outfits of UN-designated terrorist Hafiz Saeed. Pakistan banned Hafiz Saeed-led Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) and Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation (FIF) under the Anti-Terrorism Act 1997. Saeed is the co-founder of the Lashkar-e-Taiba, which was responsible for 26/11 Mumbai attacks in which 166 people were killed. Pakistan's Interior Ministry on Thursday issued a press release announcing a ban on JuD and FIF. UP ATS Arrests 2 Suspected JeM Terrorists From Deoband, Days After Pulwama Attack.
After the Pulwama attack which claimed lives of 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel, most the countries condemned Pakistan for providing safe haven to terrorists. The JeM is a Pakistan-based terror outfit having headquarters in Punjab’s Bahawalpur district. The terror outfit is headed by Masood Azhar, who was set free by the Indian government in 1999 after the Hijack of Air India plane.