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
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.
Ten organisations have been declared as proscribed by both ministried. The organisations are as follows:
4) Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan
7) Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan
8) Rabita Trust
9) Eastern Turkistan Islamic Movement
10) Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan
The documents listing all the proscribed organisations are as follows: