Pak: FIRs registered against FIF supporters

ANI | Updated: Jan 04, 2018 19:25 IST

Islamabad [Pakistan], Jan 4 (ANI): The Islamabad city police on Thursday started registering FIRs against those who were putting up posters praising the propaganda of the Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation (FIF).

The FIF is a subsidiary of the Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD), which has the United Nations-designated terrorist Hafiz Saeed as its chief. The police have arrested one person so far and three more FIRs have been registered as well.

The crackdown by the police comes at a time when the district magistrate has issued a notification on banning the fundraising and all kinds of social, political, welfare and religious activities of the organisations and individuals, which are on the watch list of UN and the Pakistan Government.

Also, the Difa-e-Pakistan council, which also covers FIF and JuD, protested against United States President Donald Trump yesterday over his recent tweet on Pakistan.

Trump, in a strongly-worded tweet, had said the US had been 'foolishly' providing military aid to Pakistan for 15 years, but in return, it has only received 'lies and deceit.'

"The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies & deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools. They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!" Trump posted on the micro-blogging site, on Monday.

The tweet came in the wake of the JuD chief looking to contest the 2018 general elections in Pakistan and thereby, forming a party by the name of Milli Muslim League (MML).

Saeed was recently released from house arrest after a Pakistani court cited lack of evidence against him in the 26/11 Mumbai attack case.

India has also, time and again, protested against Pakistan for harbouring Saeed - wanted for allegedly plotting the Mumbai attacks. (ANI)