Pakistan bans JuD, arrests Hafiz Saeed
Consequent to the UN Security Council’s resolution imposing sanctions on Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD), the front for Lashkar-e-Taiba(LeT), Pakistan on Thursday placed its chief, Hafiz Saeed, under house arrest and said all offices of the outfit would be closed.
The JuD offices across Pakistan were being sealed and its activists are under observation. The State Bank of Pakistan directed all banks to freeze the bank accounts of the JuD and the four Let leaders, including Saeed, who were declared terrorists subject to sanctions.
The others who face action are Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, Haji Mohammed Ashraf and Mohammed Ahmed Bahziq. Lakhvi has been identified as the mastermind of the Mumbai attacks. Ashraf is said to be LeT’s finance chief and Bahziq a financier, apparently based in Saudi Arabia.