India should not breathe easy with Pak putting Hafiz Saeed's name on terror list: Defence Expert

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb. 19 (ANI): Taking cognizance of the initiative taken by Pakistan for including the name of Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed in the 'Fourth Schedule' of the Anti-Terrorism Act, Defence Experts have warned that India should not claim satisfaction already, as it is not a very major achievement. "I don't think the Pakistan Government has come to a political determination yet about terrorism and support to such group, Hafiz Saeed in particular. Let us not over interpret it, let us see what happens next," defence expert Commodore (Retd.) Uday Bhaskar told ANI. Bhaskar further said that this not a very major step taken by the neighbouring country which has restricted Hafiz Saeed that India can claim a satisfaction on it. Echoing similar sentiments, another defence expert Qamar Agha said that the India should not take the step taken by Pakistan very seriously as such restrictions are just for namesake. "They basically did this because they were threatened by America. We should not take thing very seriously. Earlier whenever Pakistan has imposed restriction on people they use to talk to media, it was just for namesake," Agha told ANI. Earlier on Saturday, the provincial government of Punjab in Pakistan included names of Saeed and his four aides in the 'Fourth Schedule' of the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA). According to Dawn, a senior police officer privy to the development said on Friday that the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) added their names to the list of the 1,450 'Fourth Schedulers' on an order of the federal Interior Ministry. The men were identified by the Interior Ministry as "active members of the Jamaatud Dawa and Falah-i-Insaniyat". The ministry directed the CTD to "move and take necessary action" against them. The names of three prisoners transferred to Pakistan from Guantanamo Bay had also been placed on the list, he said. Saeed was placed under house arrest on January 30 and his name has also been put on the Exit Control List. (ANI)
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