Lahore (Web Desk): Senior leader of banned Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) Abdul Rehman Makki has been arrested from Gujranwala.
According to Punjab Police, the JuD leader was arrested during the crackdown against the proscribed organisations.
Maki is accused of hate speech against the crackdown and criticizing steps taken by the government under FATF guidelines. He has been arrested under the Maintenance of Public Order Act.
Abdur Rehman Makki, who is also a brother in law of Hafiz Saeed, is the second-in-command of banned outfit JuD.
He is head of Jamaat-ud-Dawa’s political and international affairs wing and in-charge of its charity Falah-e-Insaniat for which he had appealed for donations.
The government had initiated a crackdown against outlawed originations under the National Action Plan.
Pakistan has also announced the freezing of accounts and seizure of assets linked to organisations banned by the UN Security Council. (UNSC).
The government had included Hafiz Saeed-led JuD and its charity wing, Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation (FIF) in the list of 70 banned organisations.