ISLAMABAD: Punjab Interior Ministry late on Monday placed Jamaat ud Dawa’s (JuD) chief, Hafiz Saeed and four others under house arrest.
According to reports, Hafiz Saeed along with Abdullah Ubaid, Zafar Iqbal, Abdur Rehman Abid and Qazi Kashif Nia were placed under the arrest over security concerns
Police arrived at the headquarters of the Jamaat ud Dawa charity, Falah-e-Insaniat, that Saeed runs in the eastern city of Lahore with orders to place him under house arrest, JuD spokesman Yahya Mujahid told Reuters by telephone.
“A large police team arrived (at JuD headquarters) and told us that Hafiz would be placed under house arrest,” Nadeem Awan, Secretary of Information for JuD, told Reuters.
Awan said the police tole them they had an arrest warrant for Saeed and four others at JuD headquarters in the eastern city of Lahore.
Awan accusing the government said that, the Pakistani government had been under pressure from the United States to take action against Saeed or face sanctions, adding that, this government has buckled under the pressure.