JUD ban significant: GOC 15 Corps

JUD ban significant: GOC 15 Corps

Pakistan on Thursday said the bank accounts of Jamaat- ud- Dawah (JuD) have been frozen and foreign travel restrictions have been imposed on Hafiz Saeed, the organization’s leader.

 Welcoming the move of banning Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) by Pakistan Army Saturday said that the effect of these steps needs to be gauged on ground.

Pakistan on Thursday said the bank accounts of Jamaat- ud- Dawah (JuD) have been frozen and foreign travel restrictions have been imposed on Hafiz Saeed, the organization’s leader.

Addressing a press conference on the sidelines of Blood Donation Camp, General Officer Commanding 15 Corps, Lt General Subrata Saha termed it a significant step. "It is a significant move by Pakistan,” he said adding that Army would see as to how the ban on JuD would play out on ground.

Asked if the ban will affect the militant movement in Kashmir, Lt Gen Saha said that the things will be clear in near future.  

Saeed is high on India’s list of the most wanted. New Delhi accuses him of being the mastermind behind the Mumbai terror attacks in November 2008. 166 people were killed in the terror strike.

The senior Army General said that in year 2014, Army, JK Police and other security agencies had good success against militants. “Over 150 militants are waiting at various launch pads on the other side of the Line of Control (LoC) to infiltrate into Kashmir,” Lt Gen Saha said adding according to Army’s assessment, there are 150 to 160 militants waiting at launch pads to cross. Around 17 launch pads are intact," he said.