Lahore: Jamat-ud-Dawah(JuD) Spokesman Yahya Mujahid strongly reacted Punjab Law Minister, Rana Sanaullah’s statement about “State responsible for Inaction against Jamat-ud-Dawah and Jaish-e-Muhammad”, Saying that Rana Sanaullah is creating deliberate confusion in order to support a concocted agenda.
JuD spokesman said that Pakistan’s highest courts have acquitted Jamat ud Dawah of all allegations and clarified that JUD is not involved in any illegal activity and has every right to carry out its relief and charitable activities. Such statements by govt officials are aimed to convince foreign powers, which cannot be accepted at all.
Yahya Mujahid further noted that Jamat ud Dawah is carrying out preaching, relief and charity activities under the constitution and laws of Pakistan. Rana Sanaullah should elaborate his statement where he alleged state being complicit in activities of JUD and JEM, which is equal to providing reasoning to Indian and foreign propaganda against Pakistan. Yahya Mujahid said that Provincial Law Minister Rana Sanaullah’s recent statement regarding ban on JUD is clear disrespect of Pakistan’s judiciary and law.
In a startling revelation, a Pakistan provincial minister has said legal action against militant groups like Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) was not possible as the “state itself is involved”, media reported on Wednesday. Ruling out the possibility of legal action against the groups, the Punjab law minister said,” How can you prosecute a group with whom the state itself has been involved?”
In an interview to BBC Urdu, Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah, when asked why action has never been taken against pro-establishment and anti-Indian militant groups in the province, said, “By pro-establishment groups if you mean JuD and JeM, then let me tell you that they have been declared proscribed organizations and they can no longer carry out any activity in the province.”
Provincial Law Minister Rana Sanaullah’s recent statement came on the occasion when Interpol issued a fresh Red Corner Notice against chief of banned Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terror outfit Maulana Masood Azhar and his brother Abdul Rauf Asghar in connection with the attack on IAF base in Pathankot on Monday . The fresh Red Corner notice was issued after the NIA secured an ‘open-ended’ non-bailable warrant against Azhar and Rauf for allegedly conspiring to carry out terror strike on the strategic Indian Air Force base at Pathankot on the intervening night of January one and two. Seven security personnel were killed and bodies of four terrorists were recovered from the scene of encounter which lasted nearly 80 hours.
An Interpol Red Corner Notice (RCN) is already pending against 48-year-old Azhar for being allegedly involved in the conspiracy behind attacks on Indian Parliament and Jammu and Kashmir state assembly. Similar warrant is pending against 41-year-old Abdul Rauf Asghar in connection with the IC-814 hijacking case of 1999.
Indian blames that Hafiz Saeed is mastermind behind the Mumbai 26/11 terror attacks backed by ISI (Inter Service Intelligence) that left over 160 people dead, including many foreign nationals. U.N. Security Council put the Jamaat-ud-Dawa and Hafiz Muhammad Saeed on the list of individuals and organizations having association with terrorism. In April 2012, the United States announced a bounty of US$10 million on Hafeez Saeed, for his role in 2008 Mumbai terror attacks. But Hafiz Muhmmad Saeed, the founder of Lashkar Taiba(LeT) and head of Jamat ud Dawa denies the allegations leveled by united states and India.