New Delhi: Mumbai attack mastermind and JuD chief Hafiz Saeed has been listed under Pakistan’s anti- terrorism act by the provincial Punjab government, a tacit acknowledgement of his links to militancy.
Dawn News reported that the Punjab government has included names of Saeed and one of his close aides, Qazi Kashif, in the fourth schedule of the Anti-terrorism Act.
Three other men were also added to the list — Abdullah Obaid from Faisalabad, and Zafar Iqbal and Abdur Rehman Abid from the Markaz-i-Taiba, Muridke.
Saeed and the four men added to the fourth schedule of the ATA were also placed under house arrest on January 30 in Lahore amid an angry uproar from his party and political allies.
The five men were identified by the Interior Ministry as “active members of the Jamaat-ud-Dawa and Falah-i- Insaniyat,” the report said.
The ministry directed the Counter Terrorism Department to “move and take necessary action” against them.
The names of Saeed and 37 other JuD and FIF leaders had earlier also been placed on the Exit Control List, barring them from leaving the country.