Islamabad, July 9: Pakistan has denied to put a ban on Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) as there is no link between terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and JuD has been found, media reported.
The move has come ahead of an expected meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in Russian city of Ufa on Friday on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit
India has always sought action against JuD and Let for their involvement in 2008 Mumbai attacks and PM Modi is likely to raise the issue in the meeting with PM Sharif, according to media reports.
"There was no "scope for banning the JuD anytime in the near future," Pakistan media quoted Pakistan's Minister for States and Frontier Regions Abdul Qadir Baloch as saying.
He said that the UN Security Council had in a resolution listed the JuD as the LeT with a new name, but no supporting evidence had been shared with Pakistan to establish the connection, media reports said.
The move has not been termed as surprising by foreign policy watchers in India.