Jamat-ud-Dawa (JuD ) chief Hafiz Saeed was placed under house arrest on Monday by Punjab Home Department, reportedly.
This apparently happened after Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan in a statement said that there has been a check on Saeed’s activities since 2011. Further details of this action would be divulged on Tuesday.
Nisar added that JuD has been declared as banned outfit in a resolution of Security Council of the United Nations (UN) and every state is required to take action.
He further added that Pakistan was going to take an action against the group now which was pending.
Hafiz Saeed is a co-founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba and the chief or amir of Jamaat-ud-Dawah, which operates mainly from Pakistan. He is the mastermind of 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.
At least 164 people were killed and about 308 were injured in the series of attacks that took place in November 2008 in Mumbai. He "is at Masjid-e-Qadsia Chauburji and a heavy contingent of police has surrounded the JuD headquarters," JuDofficial Ahmed Nadeem, who is present at the premises of the outfit, told PTI by phone.
Punjab government's action comes amidst pressure from the Trump administration to act against terror. The US has clearly told Islamabad that in the case of not taking action against JuD and Saeed, it may face sanctions.
With PTI Inputs