Islamabad (February 14, 2018): Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) and its humanitarian arm Falahi Insaniyat Foundation (FIF) were banned across Pakistan with their movable and immovable assets being frozen under the amended Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997.
On Friday, February 9, the Ministry of Law and Justice announced that President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain amended the Anti-Terrorism Act 1997 via Ordinance No II of 2018 to proscribe entities banned by the United Nations (Security Council) Act 1948.
The following day the Ministry of Interior ordered the freezing and taking over of assets associated with JuD and FIF and directed provincial governments to implement the orders.The Punjab government has moved against JuD and FIF by taking over its seminaries and health facilities in Rawalpindi. The provincial government has also barred anyone from donating to JuD and FIF.
However, in Sindh, the provincial government has replied expressing its inability to take over the humanitarian operations across the province operated by FIF.
The Balochistan government has stated there is no presence of JuD and FIF in the province and the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government is yet to send its reply on the matter.
The federal government on Tuesday 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).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.