Pak Affairs

Crackdown against Jamaat-ud-Daawa continues

ISLAMABAD: The crackdown against Jamaat-ud-Daawa continued countrywide on Friday after ban was imposed on the outfit by the interior ministry following the UN Security Council declared the group as terrorist entity. Chief of Daawa Hafiz Saeed and other key leaders have already been put under house arrest and the police have sealed Daawa offices and nabbed many of its activists in several cities of Punjab.

According to police sources, the central office of Dawa Jamia Alqadsia had been sealed. In Pak Pattan, police arrested three persons after sealing two centers Ayesha Siddiqua and Mubarak Masjid of Dawa.

Meanwhile, seventeen people were arrested during raids in Checha Watni, Vehari, Sahiwal, Bhawalpur, Bhawalnagar, Okara, Kasur, Sheikhupura, Gujranwala, Gujrat and other districts. The police also sealed the offices in these areas. Also, the two offices of Jamaat-ud-Dawa sealed by police and administration in federal capital.

The police sealed the Jamaat-ud-Dawa’s office in sector I-8 after the Interior Ministry imposed a ban on the outfit. Sources said that some arrests were also made; however, local police station could not confirm the arrests. Another office of Jamaat-ud-Dawa was sealed in sector G-6.-SANA

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