JuD not on Pak list of banned outfits
The Hafiz Saeed-led Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) and Falah-i-Insaniyat Foundation (FIF) are no longer on the list of banned outfits in Pakistan as the ordinance that proscribed them under a UN resolution has lapsed and the new Imran Khan-led government did not extend it, a media report said on Friday.
In February this year, former President Mamnoon Hussain promulgated an ordinance amending the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997, to declare JuD and FIF as proscribed groups.
During a hearing on Thursday of a petition filed by Saeed, his counsel informed the Islamabad High Court (IHC) that the presidential ordinance had lapsed and it had never been extended, Dawn newspaper reported.
The petitioner had challenged the ordinance under which his organisations had been banned for being on the watch list of the UN Security Council.
Saeed contended in the petition that he established JuD in 2002 and cut off all ties with the banned Lashkar-i-Toiba. PTI