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Pakistan Bans Hafiz Saeed’s Charities

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday outlawed two charities run by Hafiz Saeed who India alleges had masterminded the 2008 Mumbai attacks.

The move to ban Jamaat-ud-Dawa and Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation came during a meeting of the high-powered National Security Committee (NSC).

Presided over by Prime Minister Imran, the NSC meeting was attended by key federal ministers, three services chiefs as well as heads of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and Military Intelligence (MI).

Soon after the meeting that lasted over three hours, the interior ministry issued a statement in which it said that the NSC reviewed the National Action Plan (NAP) in detail.

“It was decided during the meeting to accelerate action against the proscribed organisations,” it added. “It was further decided that Jamaat-ud-Dawa and Falah-e- Insaniat Foundation be notified as proscribed organisations by the ministry of interior.”