Federal Govt Declares Jundullah as Terrorist Organization

Federal Govt Declares Jundullah as Terrorist Organization

Islamabad (February 13, 2018): The federal government has declared the “Jundullah” as  terrorist outfit and also banned its all activities on Pakistani soil.

According to notification issued by the federal government, Jundullah has been declared terrorist organization as per counter terrorism act 1997.

A group associated with the banned outfit, Al-Harmain Foundation, was also banned on charges of collecting funds, pursuant to resolution 1267 (1999) of the United Nations Security Council’s (UNSC).

A notification, issued by the ministry on January 31, states that the organisation is acting in a manner that ‘may be concerned in terrorism.’On January 06, 2017: Interior Ministry had decided to ban Jundullah and other terrorist groups, which claim responsibility for terrorist attacks in the country.

Sources said that the Ministry has directed the provincial governments to provide information about Jundullah and other groups as soon as possible.

They said that on the directives of Interior Ministry the National Counter Terrorism Authority (Necta) had decided to proscribe Jundullah and other splinters groups of banned terrorist outfits, which claimed responsibility for terrorist attacks in the country.Necta has sent letter to four provinces, AJK and Gilgit-Baltistan governments seeking information about Jundullah and other groups, who claimed responsibility for terror attacks with new names, their members and their facilitators.

The decision to ban Jundullah was taken due its involvement in Wahgah border and Peshawar Church attack.

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