Citing security reasons, Pakistan has cancelled the licences of 44 weapons issued to Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed and other members of his organisations. The step has been taken in line with the government’s action against Saeed and his organisations – JuD and the Falaha-e-Insanyat, an official of the Punjab Home Department said. Earlier, the government had put Saeed under house arrest in Lahore for 90 days.
An official of the Punjab Home Department said the step has been taken in line with the government’s action against Saeed+ and his organisations – the Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) and the Falaha-e-Insanyat (FIF). “The Punjab home department cancelled licences of 44 weapons for security reasons,” the official said.
The government on January 30 had put Saeed and four other leaders of his organizations under house arrest+ in Lahore for a period of 90 days. Saeed and 37 members of JuD and FIF have also been placed on the Exit Control List, barring them from leaving the country.
According to the Punjab home department notification, “Both JuD and FIF are engaged in certain activities which could be prejudicial to peace and security and in violation of Pakistan’s obligations to the United Nations Security Council Resolution and both organisations have been placed in the Second Schedule of Anti-Terrorism Act 1997.”