Government bans Jamaat-ud-Dawa, other organizations from collecting donations

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistani government on Monday has banned companies and individuals from making donations to Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD), banned outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba and other organisations on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) sanctions list.

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According to the notification issued by “Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan”(SECP), all companies are barred to give charity to the entities and individuals listed under the UNSC sanctions committee’s consolidated list.

“The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan hereby prohibits all companies from donating cash to the entities and individuals listed under the UNSC sanctions committee’s consolidated list,” read a notification issued by the commission.

The UNSC sanctions list includes the names of al-Qaeda, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, JuD, FiF, Lashkar-e-Taiba and other organisations.

The SECP notification further warned that non-compliance with the said ruling could result in a hefty monetary fine.

In a response to govt’s move the JuD and FIF has decided to take the matter to court as Pakistan government also planning to seize their assets.

In early 2017, the federal government had launched a crackdown against JuD, placing Saeed under house arrest.

However, Saeed was released in November after the Lahore High Court refused to extend the period of his imprisonment.

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