212 organisations formally banned by Pakistan

Published: June 28, 2015


ISLAMABAD: In a rare move, Pakistan has formally declared 212 outfits as proscribed organisations, as per exclusive documents obtained by The Express Tribune, which were presented to the Supreme Court earlier this week.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs banned 171 organisations, while the Interior Ministry banned 60 more organisations. Meanwhile, Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) has been put on the watch list by the interior ministry

Read: Assets of all banned outfits, including Jamaatud Dawa, frozen: FO

JuD, a charity run by Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, is allegedly the front for the Lashkar-e-Taiba militant outfit. India blames JuD for masterminding the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai.

Earlier this year, Pakistan decided to ban the Haqqani Network, JuD and 10 more organisations in a move described by security analysts as a ‘paradigm shift’ in the country’s security policy.

Read: Revealed: Govt decides to ban Haqqani Network, JuD

Ten organisations have been declared as proscribed by both ministried. The organisations are as follows:

1) Lashkar-e-Jhangvi

2) Jaish-e-Muhammad

3) Lashkar-e-Tayyiba

4) Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan

5) Jamiat-ul-Furqan

6) Ansar-ul-Islam

7) Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan

8) Rabita Trust

9) Eastern Turkistan Islamic Movement

10) Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan

Read: List of banned organisations in Pakistan

The documents listing all the proscribed organisations are as follows:







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Reader Comments (28)

  • Khan
    Jun 28, 2015 - 6:35PM

    Most of them have already been on the banned list for the long time, thing is that nothing is being done to curb their activities. They are just on the list for the sake of please international community.Recommend

  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Jun 28, 2015 - 6:40PM

    Banning them is like asking rapists to use precaution. They will not stop their bad work until they are eliminated.Recommend

  • Babloo
    Jun 28, 2015 - 7:13PM

    Pakistan is World Headquarters of fake-banned organizations.Recommend

  • Javed Iqbal
    Jun 28, 2015 - 7:28PM

    Why not Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) ? due to Saudi Connection ?Recommend

  • Pakistani
    Jun 28, 2015 - 8:02PM

    was RAW in that list?Recommend

  • Haider
    Jun 28, 2015 - 8:06PM

    JUD will be banned the day India stop its activities in Pakistan.India will say we ll stop our activities when Pakistan takes action against these people.So Tit for Tat continues and we younger generations of both counties need to think rather than playing blame games and trolling on websitesRecommend

  • sarahtj
    Jun 28, 2015 - 8:19PM

    I wonder when MQM will be added in these listsRecommend

  • Hasan Askari
    Jun 28, 2015 - 8:46PM

    Most were banned under Musharraf

    Since Nawaz Sharif has taken over, they are surfacing again with help of money from middle east

    Nawaz is founder of anti shia, anti minority extremism in Pakistan.Recommend

  • Rafi Ka Deewana
    Jun 28, 2015 - 9:21PM

    Will this solve the problem? I am afraid not. But the intent is there and so we should be thankful and hopeful.Recommend

  • Sandip
    Jun 28, 2015 - 9:31PM

    So Pakistan wants the world to believe that LeT is a proscribed organization yet it’s founder, chief ideologue and chief is an esteemed guest on many a Pakistani TV channel in full view of Pakistani authorities, with many of Pakistan’s high and mighty sharing dias with this man. Do we sense something identical between this case and the OBL case? It is this duplicity of the Pakistanis that makes people the world over scoff at anything that the Pakistanis claim. And please, don’t trouble us with the rubbish that the terrorist hafiz saeed has nothing to do with LeT anymore.Recommend

  • catious
    Jun 28, 2015 - 10:48PM

    So what …. the same guys who formed some of these “banned organizations” walk around Islamabad everyday with no fear of being arrested.Recommend

  • Rafi Ka Deewana
    Jun 28, 2015 - 11:41PM

    The radicalization process took almost 30 years. Now it is in the vein – every vein.

    The source is the training of the little ones – the kids. Start at the top and the bottom simultaneously or it’ll never work. Crush the present terrorists and stop teaching hatred to the young impressionable minds.

    And have patience. Recommend

  • Aisha
    Jun 29, 2015 - 12:20AM

    @ Sandip.The issue you highlight is a serious one. I guess its frustrating when both neighbouring countries are equally hypocritical. Imagine that you have a man associated with Muslim genocide as your PM. who can top that?Recommend

  • Rameez
    Jun 29, 2015 - 12:56AM

    And in India, terrorists are being made prime ministers.Recommend

  • Q D B
    Jun 29, 2015 - 2:20AM

    This is an old list, there are no new organisations added. Even JUD, which the whole world is going on about, was added in 2003 (to watch list – not formally banned)

    Congratulations Pakistan! You release a list which is at least 2 years old and people celebrate!Recommend

  • Haider
    Jun 29, 2015 - 3:08AM

    Pakistan will take action against LET when Raw will stop its activities in Pakistan.First do give us concrete evidences on Lakhvi so we can execute him….Recommend

  • Jawad U Rahman
    Jun 29, 2015 - 4:51AM

    These statistics give away what ails Pakistan. The Foreign Ministry bans 171 organizations, while the Interior Ministry bans 62 organizations. So, while Pakistan wants the rest of the World know there are these 171 ‘bad’ entities in Pakistan, the people of Pakistan are protected only from 62 of those by the Interior Ministry and the Law Enforcement Agencies. The other 109 can operate in broad day light within the territory of Pakistan. This double standard will only hurt Pakistan itself and no one else.Recommend

  • whatever
    Jun 29, 2015 - 9:28AM

    OK let us see who blinks first. till then keep suffering.Recommend

  • Aisha
    Jun 29, 2015 - 10:18AM

    Doesn’t give the right signals and set a good example when big brother boasts about his involvement in breaking up Pakistan, then we find out that it has even paid and trained political party workers in Pakistan. Come clean and we will follow suit Recommend

  • Haider
    Jun 29, 2015 - 8:31PM

    No one will blink first……..So why not blink togther and end itRecommend

  • Haider
    Jun 29, 2015 - 8:32PM

    We have suffered a lot…Not any moreRecommend

  • wb
    Jun 30, 2015 - 9:32AM

    Interesting to note: All Barelvi, Deobandhi organizations are easily banned.

    But all Salafi organizations are only kept under watchlist. Shows Saudi power.Recommend

  • Sarfaraz Jamali
    Jun 30, 2015 - 12:59PM

    Issue is not banning the these organization but issue is unemployment and lake of implementation the rule of law due to political instability and bad governance. Wel lets hope for better. Recommend

  • Milind
    Jun 30, 2015 - 1:22PM

    Strange how Eastern Turkistan Islamic Movement is also banned. Looks like Pakistani Govt buckled under Chinese pressure, or no longer cares about the ‘oppressed Muslim brothers’ in China (no Ramzan & hijabs, beer festival etc.)Recommend

  • Haider
    Jul 1, 2015 - 4:08AM

    It happened after Zarb e Azb Recommend

  • Sandip
    Jul 1, 2015 - 11:48PM

    @Aisha: I guess that’s the reason why one gets feted as the leader of the world’s largest democracy while for the other UN is forced to examine measures taken against their funding by the Pakistan government. So much so for Pakistan’s sovereignty I hope this response is enough to cure your delusion?Recommend

  • Aisha
    Jul 2, 2015 - 10:49AM

    @ Sandip: Delusions exist on both size. You may be several times our size in population and size, and I fear that as a result the size of your megalomaniac thoughts and the delusions of grandeur are of the same proportions.That is a bigger problem for you.

    As for us, the PK government has issues against NGOs implicated in suspect activities, and despite the public buckling down, the government has 1001 little ways of stopping them from working in the country. Recommend

  • Sandip
    Jul 3, 2015 - 12:22AM

    @Aisha: Given your nation’s extremely limited capacity, both materially and intellectually, it’s best if you spend your limited resources on analyzing and fixing your own problems. Any attempt to analyse problems that India may or may not have will only result in specious opinions that you are providing.Recommend

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