ISLAMABAD - President on Monday signed an ordinance that brings all UN Security Council-designated terrorist groups - including Hafiz Saeed led organisation, the Jamaat-ud-Dawa - under the ambit of the country's stringent Anti-Terrorism Act.
Sources in the National Counter-Terrorism Authority (NACTA) confirmed the signing of the ordinance.
This means that now, under Pakistani law, JuD is a a terrorist organsisation.
The move enables Islamabad to take action against the concerned individuals and organisations - to seal their offices, freeze their bank accounts and keep a tab on their activities.
Pakistan's interior, foreign and finance ministries have been notified of the ordinance.
NACTA's counter-terror financing authority will work with concerned authorities and recommend possible courses of action.
After Saeed was released from house arrest last year, his lawyer requested the UN Security Council to remove his name from a list of designated terrorists, but in vain.