JuD chief Hafiz Saeed under house arrest: Report

Srinagar: Pakistan authorities on Monday issued orders to place Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed under house arrest, DawnNews reported.

The government launched a crackdown against JuD on Monday evening and a heavy contingent of police was reportedly deployed around the JuD headquarters in Punjab’s Muridke town, the report said.

Hafiz Saeed was reportedly present at the Qudsia Mosque located in Chauburji area of Lahore, the report said, adding that contingents of police and other law-enforcing agencies reached the area and surrounded the premises,

Police sources informed that Saeed will be shifted to his residence in Johar Town area, which will then be declared as a sub-jail, the report said.

Moreover, national flags have been hoisted at the JuD offices in Lahore instead of party flags on the directives of provincial home department, the report added.

The provincial authorities have also started to remove the banners of JuD from the roads of Lahore.

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