Jamaat-ud Dawah chief Hafiz Saeed has asked the Pakistan government to immediately remove his name from a list that ban him from leaving the country, claiming he was neither a security risk nor his outfit ever engaged in terrorist activities.
The government last month put Saeed and 37 other leaders of JuD and his Falah-e-Insaniyat charity on Exit Control List.
In a letter to Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, the mastermind of 2008 Mumbai terrorist attack, in which 166 people died, said: “A memorandum issued on January 30, 2017 placing 38 individuals should be withdrawn forthwith. ..
Additionally, the interior ministry put JuD and FIF on a “watch-list” for six months.It also put Saeed and four other leaders of the organisations under “house arrest” for 90 days for engaging in activities “prejudicial” to peace and security.
But Saeed contended the government decisons saying: “The JuD has never been involved in any terrorist activity in Pakistan and no incident of any terrorism or destruction of property was ever alleged against the organisation.”