Hafiz Saeed banned from leaving Pakistan

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Hafiz Saeed
Islamabad, Jul 6: Jamat-ud-Dawa chief and the mastermind behind the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, Hafiz Saeed has been banned from travelling abroad from Pakistan, after Pak government barred 23 terror groups operating under new names being criminalized.

Pakistan home department informed that Saeed's movement have not been restricted, though he and his two aids have been banned from travelling abroad. Their accounts have been frozen and they will not be able to get arms licences, too.

Punjab government instructed the police to keep a strict attention on around 1,690 office-bearers and workers of the felonious outfits.

The terror groups were outlawed by the government in 2002 but they again started their activities under new names. They include Sipah-i-Sahaba, Jaish-e-Muhammad, Lashkar-e-Taiba, Tehrik-i-Jafria, Harkatul Jihad Islami, Harkatul Mujahideen, Hizbul Tehrir, Lashkar—i—Jhangvi and Sipah—i—Muhammad.

Lashkar-e-Taiba was renamed as Jamat-ud-Dawa, Sipah-i-Sahaba became Millat-i-Islamia Pakistan, Jaish-e-Muhammad became Alfurqan and Khuddamul Islam and Tehrek-i-Jafria were renamed Islami Tehrik Pakistan.

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