LAHORE: Government on Monday ordered to place Jamaat ud Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed under house arrest, a spokesman for Saeed’s organization said.
“A large police team arrived (at JuD headquarters) and told us that Hafiz would be placed under house arrest,” Nadeem Awan, Secretary of Information for JuD, told Reuters.
Awan said the police told them they had an arrest warrant for Saeed and five others at JuD headquarters in the eastern city of Lahore.
The United States has offered $10 million for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Saeed, who heads Islamic charity Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD).
Awan said the government had been under pressure from the United States to take action against Saeed or face sanctions.
“This government has buckled under the pressure,” Awan said.
Rumours were already mongering in Pakistan regarding the arrest of the JUD Chief.
Interior Minister had already hinted about the probable arrest of Hafiz Saeed.
Earlier reports had surfaced that US has warned Pakistan regarding the non arrest of the JuD Chief.
Needless to mention that Indian lobby in Washingtin had been trying utmost for last couple of years for the arrest of the Hafiz Saeed.
India blames Hafiz Saeed for the deadly Mumbai attacks.
Hafiz Saeed and JuD had been India's nightmare in Kashmir along with JeM Chief Hafiz Masood Azhar.