No evidence of JuD's links with LeT: Pak(Lies all the time)

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  1. Screambowl

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    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has ruled out possibility of banning Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD), claiming there was no evidence to prove it is an offshoot or a front for Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), the terrorist group involved in the November 2008 attacks on Mumbai.

    Federal minister Abdul Qadir Baloch told Pakistan's parliament on Tuesday that the UN Security Council had in a resolution mentioned JuD as LeT's new name "without sharing any supporting evidence'' with Islamabad to establish the connection.

    India had maintained JuD is an LeT front and provided Pakistan evidence proving its involvement in the Mumbai attacks. The US has named the JuD as a foreign terrorist organization.

    Baloch said the JuD had been under observation since Nov 15, 2003 and all provinces had been asked to keep a watch on its activities.

    "The JuD will be proscribed under Anti-Terrorism Act if the federal government has reasons to believe that it is linked to terrorism," the minister said.

    The government can place any organization under observation for six months if it is suspected of being involved in terrorist activities. The period can be extended only after providing the organization a hearing.

    Baloch said JuD's offices were closed between 2008 and 2010 before the Lahore high court ruled against it.

    "Presently, JuD is engaged in charity and social work, operating hospitals, clinics, schools, ambulance service and religious institutions," he claimed.

    Baloch said the UN Security Council had listed Falah-i-Insaniat Foundation as a suspected charity having links with LeT as well.

    But he did not say whether it too was under observation. He was responding to Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Senator Farhatullah Babar question whether banned outfits were not allowed to work under different names or as charity organizations. Babar specifically asked whether a banned organization had renamed itself as JuD.

    Baloch added any organization proscribed under the Anti-Terrorism Act is prohibited from all activities, including charity work.

    Another PPP lawmaker Taj Haider opposed deployment of paramilitary Rangers to provide security to JuD's congregations in Karachi.

    :brahmos: this will do the job then

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