Hafiz Saeed officially declared ‘terrorist’ by Pakistan

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Islamabad: Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief and 26/11 Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed has been declared a terrorist by Pakistan.

The Dig (Lahore) Dr. Haider Ashraf said that this move has been taken after pakistan Police on Monday removed barricades placed by members of Saeed’s Jamaat-ud-Dawah outside the group’s headquarters.He stated, “We have removed blockades from 26 places. including JuD headquarters in accordance with the Supreme Court’s orders.”

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On Tuesday, President Mamnoon Hussain signed an ordinance that brings all individuals and organisations banned by the United Nations Security Council, like Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jamaat-ud-Dawah, and Harkat-ul Mujahideen, under the ambit of the amended Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA), 1997.

About Hafees Saeed:

  • He was the mastermind of the terror attack which took place in 2008 in Mumbai. The attack took more than 166 lives and left many others injured.
  • He also planned an attack in United State in 2012 in which six American citizens were also killed. The US Government also announced the bounty of $10 million on Hafiz Saeed.
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