‘Hafiz Saeed’s Jamaat-ud-Dawa is partial of Lashkar’: Pakistan bans media coverage of apprehension groups

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Islamabad: Pakistan criminialized media coverage of belligerent groups like a Jamaat-ud-Dawa as partial of a crackdown on apprehension on Monday, acknowledging for a initial time that a Mumbai conflict designer Hafiz Saeed-led outfit was a wing of a LeT.

The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) released a presentation banning all satellite TV channels and FM radio from coverage of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) and Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation (FIF) underneath UN restriction.

File print of Hafiz Saeed. AFPFile print of Hafiz Saeed. AFP

File print of Hafiz Saeed. AFP

“The Jamaat-ud-Dawa and Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation are a other wings of Lashkar-e-Taiba,” a PEMRA presentation said.

This is for a initial time a Pakistan supervision dialect has certified that JuD and FIF are “other wings of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT)”.

According to a PEMRA notification, 60 restricted organisations and 12 others have been placed underneath a watch list.

The presentation pronounced a movement has been taken opposite these organisations as partial of a National Action Plan.

“The Pakistani satellite TV channels and FM radios should particularly follow a instruction and in box of crack of formula of control excellent might be imposed or permit be revoked,” a PEMRA warned.

The management also has criminialized a electronic media from using any announcement of these 3 organisations for collection of supports “in a name of amicable work”.

Meanwhile, some internal channels quoting PEMRA officials pronounced a interior method had not destined them to anathema these 3 outfits.

It was not transparent either a pierce of banning coverage was related to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s declaration to US President Barack Obama final month to take “effective action” opposite UN-designated militant people and entities, including LeT and a affiliates, as per a general commitments and obligations underneath UN Security Council resolutions.

The National Action Plan was devised in Jan this year in a arise of a Peshawar Army Public School electrocute in that over 150 people, mostly propagandize children, were killed.

In a issue of a attack, a supervision and troops had motionless to lift out operations in a genealogical areas and take movement opposite all apprehension organisations and their facilitators opposite a country.

The UN announced JuD a apprehension organization and also away designated Saeed as a militant in Dec 2008. The US has already put $10 million annuity on Saeed’s head.

Saeed, who orchestrated a November, 2008, Mumbai apprehension conflict in that 166 people were killed, roams around openly in Pakistan notwithstanding being a designated militant and has done many anti-India remarks and speeches.

PTI