Pakistan bans media coverage of Jamaat-ud-Dawa, Falah-e-Insaniyat (FIF) and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT)

ISLAMABAD: Interior Ministry has imposed a ban on the media coverage of Jamaat-ud-Dawa, Falah-e-Insaniyat (FIF) and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) under the National Action Plan (NAP), media reports.

It should be noted Jamaat-ud-Dawa’s name has already been included in the list of terrorist organizations by the United States of America and United Nations in December 2008. The United States has also put $10 million bounty on the head of Saeed.

Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has issued the notification in this regard.

The National Action Plan was devised in January 2015 after the heinous attack on Peshawar’s Army Public School in which the federal government and military decided to carry out operations in the tribal areas and take action against all terrorist organizations and their facilitators across the country.

It was not clear whether the move was linked to Prime Minister Nawz Sharif’s assurance to US President Barack Obama last month to take “effective action” against UN-designated terrorist individuals and entities, including LeT and its affiliates, as per its international commitments and obligations under UN Security Council resolutions.

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