Pakistan back to its old tactics, allows JuD to resurface with a new name

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

By Mayank Singh New Delhi [India], Feb. 6 (ANI): Pakistan seems to be feeling the heat of pressures from United States of America and China. But it finds a way to keep the lids open for Jamaat-ud- Dawa (JuD). The security analysts call it a tactics and handiwork of the Pakistani establishment to avoid sanctions and to allow the funding to go. Calling the resurfacing of banned outfits under new pseudonyms as a common practice in Pakistan Lieutenant General V.K. Chaturvedi told ANI, "Pakistan cannot clampdown on such groups as the Jamaat ud Dawa (JuD) as these act in close concert with army and ISI. So what you see is just an eyewash." The 'nominal' house arrest of JuD chief Hafiz Saeed is also to satisfy the international sentiments which are against Hafiz Saeed and JuD. Changing the name of the groups and organisations is a tactics of Pakistan. After all the state practice is delivered through these terrorists. "When one is banned or there is a chance of getting banned the names are changed to avoid the international focus and to avoid legal sanctions, freezing of funds and to keep its account operative," General Chaturvedi added. "It's high time that Indian Government must think of mobilizing to get Pakistan declared a terrorist state," suggested Chaturvedi. Security Analyst S.K. Sood considers the 'nominal house arrest of Hafiz Saeed as a result of the recent steps taken by U.S. President Donald Trump. He said, "It should be seen in the light of the recent executive order of President Trump banning the entry of seven countries. Pakistan also has been put on notice. Thus the recent step of Pakistan administration to take Hafiz Saeed under 'nominal' house arrest is to avoid that pressure. Also this is to send a message to China, Pakistan's strategic ally, that it is serious towards organisations and people who have association with the terrorists." China had recently aired its displeasure towards Pakistan and has begun strengthening its security towards the borders with Pakistan to curb the inflow of terrorists into the Xinjiang province. Sood believes that the organisations feeling the heat of the international community are kept alive by the active support of the Pakistan establishment. He says, "It is done by the Pakistani establishment as these outfits give a strategic depth and also leave a lot of deniability. These organisations practice the policy which otherwise cannot be done by the state. The Pakistan Army and its Inter Services Intelligence help them to avoid the international sanctions and to continue garnering funds." (ANI)