PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government on Saturday sealed the offices of Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) and its charity wing, Falah-e-Insaniyat Foundation (FIF) besides seizing mosques and seminaries of the Hafiz Saeed-led foundation.
The KP provincial administration, along with police and relevant law enforcement agencies started the operation against the organisation after receiving directions from the federal government.
While talking to media, a senior official stated that the KP government has sealed off the offices of the foundation, seized three religious schools and two mosques and handed them over to the Auqaf Department to look after their operational matters.
The move came after the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) issued an order barring masses from donating to organisations listed on United Nations Security Council (UNSC) list of proscribed organisations.
UNSC has put Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ), Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), JuD and FIF on its sanctions list. After inclusion of JuD and FIF on UNSC list, the Interior Ministry had issued orders to the provinces to take action against them.
A JuD official told reporters that the KP government has sealed and seized offices and ambulances of FIF in different districts of the province.
Hafiz Saeed has been repeatedly accused by the US and India of masterminding the 2008 Mumbai attacks which killed 166 people. For his alleged role in Mumbai attacks, Saeed was declared a global terrorist by UN and US.