JuD is now known as TAJK after crackdown on leadership
In a bid to stay in contention the Jamaat-ud-Dawa which is the financial wing of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba has renamed itself as 'Tehreek Azadi Jammu and Kashmir.' Incidentally, the name change comes just days after LeT boss Hafiz Saeed was placed under house arrest in Pakistan.
This is the second time that the JuD is changing its name. Earlier, the outfit was renamed Falah-e-Insaniyat (Humanity).
The TAJK is expected to make an official announcement on Sunday. Several banners of this new group are already on display in various parts of Pakistan.
While the donation centres of the JuD have been reactivated under the new banner, the group also plans on hosting a conference on Sunday. The conference would discuss Jammu and Kashmir, sources say.
Official sources say that although it is being claimed that TAJK is a new outfit, in reality it is the JuD with a name change. With Pakistan under pressure to act against terrorists, these groups are coming up new methods to avoid a ban, officials in the intelligence agency say.