Pakistan has cancelled the licenses of 44 weapons issued to Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed and other members of his organisations, citing security reasons.
“The Punjab Home Department cancelled licenses of 44 weapons for security reasons,” an official told reporters on Tuesday.
Pakistan had put Saeed and four leader of his organisations under house arrest in Lahore for a period of 90 days.
The government also put Saeed and his aides on the Exit Control list, barring them from leaving Pakistan.
“Both JuD and FIF are engaged in certain activities which could be prejudicial to peace and security and in violation of Pakistan’s obligations to the United Nations Security Council Resolution and both organisations have been placed in the Second Schedule of Anti-Terrorism Act 1997,” a Punjab Home Department notification said.
“Hafiz Saeed, Abdullah Ubaid, Zafar Iqbal, Abdul Rehman Abid and Kashif Niazi are engaged in certain activities which could be prejudicial to peace and security.” It added.
In 2009, Hafiz Saeed was put under house arrest following the Mumbai terror attack.