Tuesday Jan 31, 2017
LAHORE: Authorities have placed Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Professor Hafiz Muhammad Saeed under house arrest, sources within Punjab Home Department said Monday.
Saeed has been placed under house arrest at Jamia Qadsia Chauburji in Lahore, sources told Geo News.
He, however, was not the only one as four more were taken into preventive custody. They were identified as Abdullah Ubaid, Zafar Iqbal, Abdur Rehman Abid and Qazi Kashif Niaz.
The Ministry of Interior has "placed Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation (FIF) and Jamaat-Ud-Dawa (JUD) on the Watch List as per UNSC 1267 Sanctions and have listed these organizations in the Second Schedule of the ATA 1997 (as amended)."
"Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, Abdullah Ubaid, Zafar Iqbal, Abdur Rehman Abid and Qazi Kashif Niaz are reportedly active members of the aforementioned organizations within the meaning of Section 11EEE(1) of the ATA 1997 (as amended). As such, they must be placed under preventive detention."
The notification asks the Home Secretary to "kindly direct the concerned agencies to move and take necessary action" as the matter "is most urgent".