31 Jan '17, 12am

Pakistan places Jamaat-ud-Dawa emir under house arrest

Pakistan places Jamaat-ud-Dawa emir under house arrest

The Pakistani government has issued orders to place Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) emir Hafiz Saeed under house arrest and raid the group’s offices. Saeed, who runs a state within the Pakistani state that is akin to Lebanese Hezbollah, has been placed in protective custody in the past, only to be freed. Pakistani police fanned out across Jamaat-ud-Dawa’s extensive complex in Muridke as well as the group’s offices in Lahore with warrants to place Saeed and five other leaders under house arrest, Dawn reported . The arrest order was confirmed by JuD’s secretary of information and spokesman . Saeed was not present at JuD’s Muridke complex or the Lahore offices, but was reported to be at a nearby mosque. In addition to issuing orders placing Saeed under house arrest, the government has “started to remove the banners of JuD from the roads of Lahore.” The US and India have both put pressur...

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