Abdulk Rehman Makki will be the new chief of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba and the Jamaat-ud-Dawa. Makki is the brother in law of Hafiz Saeed, the founder of the two outfits.
The decision to appoint Makki as the new chief was taken after Saeed was placed under house arrest. He has been ordered to be placed under house arrest for 90 days.
The decision also comes in the wake of the outfit aiming to step
up its Kashmir operations. With Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi handling the
operations part of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba, the outfit wanted someone
to run the administrative side of the
For the Lashkar-e-Tayiba, the JuD is a very crucial outfit. It is the one which raises the funds for the Lashkar-e-Tayiba to run its terror operations. With the JuD on the backfoot following the arrest of Saeed, it was decided that the group will now be headed by Makki who is also under the watch list of the United Nations.