Hafiz Saeed, 3 others booked

The Pakistan government on Wednesday booked Jamaat-ud Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed and three other members of the banned outfit for “terror” financing and facilitation, according to Pakistani media.

Similar cases were also filed by the Punjab Counter Terrorism Department (PCTD) against people associated with other banned trusts operating as charities, the Express News reported.

Those named in the cases besides Saeed are his brother-in-law Abdul Rehman Makki, Ameer Hamza and Muhammad Yahya Aziz.

The PCTD has accused the men of “promoting terrorism and raising funds to facilitate terror activities”, the media report said. Earlier in February this year, Pakistan had reinstated a ban on two charities linked to Saeed, called JuD and Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation (FIF) – which had long been on a UN international terrorism blacklist.