Srinagar: Federal Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal has said that Pakistan will follow the UN’s resolutions and ban the Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) and Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation (FIF), Pakistan media reported on Monday.
“Terrorism is a fatal poison for Pakistan,” Iqbal said in a press conference. “The National Action Plan is a programme of the Pakistani nation and is being fully implemented. Our measures are not directed to please any country,” he said.
Efforts to implement the ban on JuD and FIF were already underway with provinces following directives from the federal government, claimed the minister.
On 14 February, the Punjab government banned these two charities linked to Hafiz Saeed.
The move came after Pakistan quietly amended its anti-terror laws to ban organisations listed as terrorist organisations by the United Nations. The change was made by President Mamnoon Hussain on February 9 and notified by the law ministry on 12 February.
Authorities have begun seizing control of offices and financial assets of the charities – JuD and FIF, an official said. In Rawalpindi, district officers had begun taking over the charities’ offices, a city official said. “We’ve taken over all the JuD and FIF assets. We’ve completed the takeover,” Rawalpindi commissioner Nadeem Aslam told Reuters.