Pakistan counter-terrorism department bans 11 organisations linked to outlawed groups

WION Islamabad, Pakistan May 11, 2019, 05.21 PM(IST) Written By: Anas Mallick

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Under the Anti-Terrorism Act 1997, the decision to ban and place organisations under observation is taken by the Ministry of Interior.

Pakistan's Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) has banned 11 organisations linked to outlawed organisations, sources at Pakistani Ministry of Interior said.

In continuation to National Action Plan, the Federal government has banned organisations associated with banned groups such as Jamaat ud Dawa, Filah e Insaniyat Foundation and Jaish-e-Mohammed, sources added.

The final decision to ban these organisations was taken by Interior Minister Brigadier (retd) Ijaz Shah as under Anti-Terrorism Act 1997, a decision to ban and place organisations under observation is taken by the Ministry of Interior.

According to sources, CTD Lahore and CTD Karachi observed these organisations, following which it recommended their ban. 

Following are the 11 organisations:-

  1. Al Anfal Trust
  2. Idara-e-Khidmat-e-Khalq
  3. Al Dawat ul Irshaad
  4. Al Fazal foundation and trust
  5. Mosc and Welfare trust
  6. Al Madina Foundation
  7. Moaz bin Jabl education trust
  8. Al Esaar Foundation
  9. Al Rahmat Trust organization
  10. Al Hamad Trust
  11. Al Furqan Trust