ISLAMABAD – Hafiz Mohammad Saeed led Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) and Falah-i-Insaniyat Foundation (FIF) get a good news from the government.
They are no more on the list of banned outfits as the presidential ordinance that proscribed them under a UN resolution lapsed.
The counsel of Hafiz Saeed informed the Islamabad High Court on Thursday that the presidential ordinance banning the organizations had lapsed and the incumbent government did not extend the ordinance or table it in parliament to convert it into an act.
Hafiz Saeed contended in the petition that he established JuD in 2002 and cut off all ties with the banned Lashkar-i-Taiba, but India continued to malign JuD for its past association with the banned outfit.
The petitioner said he was kept in detention in 2009 and 2017 due to India’s pressure. He added that the UN Security Council had passed a resolution against JuD after which the government of Pakistan put it on the watch list.
The JuD chief termed it against the sovereignty of Pakistan that an ordinance was issued to ban his organisation.