Pak court refuses to set aside govt’s ban on social welfare activities of JuD and FIF

Lahore: A Pakistani court today allowed Hafiz Saeed’s two organisations Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) and Falah-i-Insaniyat Foundation (FIF) to work under the ambit of law but did not set aside the government’s ban on their ‘social welfare activities’.

Justice Ameenuddin Khan of the Lahore High Court issued a notice to the interior ministry to file its reply on April 23 on the petition of Saeed challenging a government’s notification to ban social welfare activities of his JuD and FIF and freezing of their accounts.

“The LHC today allowed Saeed’s JuD and FIF to work under the ambit of law but did not lift the government’s ban on their social welfare activities,” a court official told PTI after the hearing.

“The two organisations will have to work according to the law after imposition of ban on them by the government,” he said, adding the court would hold next hearing on April 23.

Saeed’s counsel Advocate A K Dogar requested the court for a full bench hearing since this case is of “sensitive nature”.

Justice Khan responded that the decision to constitute a full bench will be made in the next hearing.PTI

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