Cosmetic action: Hafiz Saeed's seminaries, dispensaries taken over in Punjab

Cosmetic action: Hafiz Saeed's seminaries, dispensaries taken over in Punjab

The United States has been threatening to get tough with Islamabad over its alleged ties with militants, and last month President Donald Trump's administration suspended aid worth about $2 billion.

Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) and its humanitarian arm Falahi Insaniyat Foundation (FIF) were banned across Pakistan with their moveable and immovable assets being frozen under the amended Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997.

Pakistan on Wednesday began seizing assets from Jamaat-ud-Daawa (JuD), a UN-designated terrorist organisation, whose leader Hafiz Saeed is a prime suspect in the 2008 Mumbai attacks, officials said.

Islamabad denies assisting militants in Afghanistan and India.

The intergovernmental body had at its plenary in Buenos Aires held in November a year ago had asked Pakistan to furnish a compliance report on actions taken against the Lashkar-e-Taiba and JuD at the Paris meeting.

All The protesters were holding a poster which said that Kashmir is an integral part of Pakistan and support would keep on to be extended for the liberty of Kashmir from India. Pakistan has informed the committee of the decision it has chose to undertake.

Two government officials said they seized health facilities, schools and ambulances of two Saeed charities and renamed them instead of shutting them down.

Following an amendment in Section 11-B and 11-EE of the ATA, the organisations and personnel banned through the UN's Security Council's resolution will stand banned in Pakistan too.

Attorney General Ashtar Ausaf told Reuters the law changes approved by the country's president were meant to reflect obligations under the UN Security Council charter.

It is feared that the global body can take some punitive action against Pakistan, it said.

"We are now working with the US, UK, Germany and France for the nomination to be withdrawn", Ismail said. Critics say previous such efforts have faded once pressure onPakistan eased.

In November 2017, the FATF inter-ministerial meet had asked Pakistan to submit a compliance report on action taken against JuD and Lashkar-e-Taiba, the anti-India jihad outfit led by Saeed.