Abdul Rehman Makki brother-in-law of Hafiz Saeed arrested

  • Wed,15 May 2019 10:35:27 AM

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Lahore, May 15: Abdul Rehman Makki brother-in-law of Mumbai terror attack mastermind and banned Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed has been arrested for hate speech and criticising the Pakistan government, police sources have confirmed.

He being head of JuD's political and international affairs wing and in-charge of its charity Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation (FIF), was arrested by Punjab police in a drive against outlawed organizations. Makki has been arrested under the Maintenance of Public Order Act, Punjab Police said.

As per sources he is accused of hate speech against the crackdown and criticising measures by the government under the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) guidelines.

The US Department of the Treasury has designated Saeed as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist, and the US, since 2012, has offered a USD 10 million reward for information that brings him to justice.

In February, Paris-based international terror financing watchdog FATF decided to continue the 'Grey' listing of Pakistan for its failure to stop funding of terrorist groups such as the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and the JuD.

Tough steps have been taken by government and drive has been launched against outlawed organisations under the National Action Plan 2015 to bring down militancy and extremism from the nations soil. Khan government has also taken steps to freezing of accounts and seizure of assets linked to organisations banned by the UN Security Council.

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