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Hafiz Saeed's brother in law Abdul Rehman Makki arrested in Pakistan

File photo of Hafiz Saeed. Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India May 15, 2019, 01.13 PM (IST)

Pakistan's Punjab police on Wednesday confirmed the arrest of Abdul Rehman Makki, the brother-in-law of JuD chief Hafiz Saeed.

Makki was arrested late Tuesday night on charges of hate speech as part of the national action plan from Gujranwala.

Under the national action plan, hate speech has been defined as a criminal offence. The plan also prohibits banned organisations to collect any donations.

Abdul Rehman Makki is the deputy Ameer of Jamaat ud Dawa (JuD), second in command to Hafiz Saeed and Saeed's brother-in-law as well.

Makki had recently delivered a speech criticising the recent terror outfits in Pakistan.

He had also appealed for collecting funds for JuD and Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation (FIF) and had also criticised the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) greylisting of Pakistan.

Makki's speech was a direct confrontation with the state and challenged its writ on the implementation of the National Action Plan.

Following the arrest of Makki, the Punjab province was put on high alert.

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Abdul Rehman Makki is the deputy Ameer of Jamaat ud Dawa, second in command to Hafiz Saeed and Saeed's brother in law as well.