Hafiz Saeed put under house arrest in Lahore

LAHORE: Government of Punjab on Monday put Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed under house arrest at Qadisiyyah Mosque near Lahore city’s Chouburji area.
According to sources within interior ministry, Hafiz Saeed has been put under protective custody at Qadisiyyah Mosque near Lahore city’s Chouburji area.
Police arrived at the headquarters of the Jamaat ud Dawa charity with orders to place him under house arrest, JuD spokesman Yahya Mujahid told Reuters by telephone.
Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan earlier said that the JuD was declared a terrorist group by United Nations (UN) and is under government’s observation since 2011. “A state has to take some measures after a group (within the state) is termed a terror group, the steps were not taken in the past but we are doing it now, everything will be clear by tomorrow,” said Nisar.


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