Lahore, January 31 (The New Indian Express): A day after the Trump administration in the US indicated that it might restrict the entry of Pakistani nationals, Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed was placed under house arrest in Lahore.
The Lahore Police reached the Jamaat ud Dawa headquarters late on Monday evening with a heavy contigent of police to implement the order, JuD officials said. “A heavy contigent has surrounded the Masjid-e-Qadsia Chauburji and our headquarters,” said Ahmed Nadeem, a JuD official.
Reports suggested that the Pakistani authorities are also looking to impose a ban on JuD.
The US had warned of sanctions if Pakistan failed to take action against JuD and Saeed. JuD is the front for the banned Lashkar-e-Taiba terror outfit which is responsible for numerous attacks in India, including the Mumbai terror strike. “JuD has been listed by the UNSC, we are bound to take some steps,” Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said.
(The featured image above shows Hafiz Saeed, chief of Jamaat-ud-Dawa)