JuD says will continue to operate in Pakistan

Islamabad: The Jamaat-ud Dawa (JuD) Thursday said it would continue its "charity work" across Pakistan, in its official response to the ban imposed by the government, media reported.

Pakistan's foreign office said Thursday that the bank accounts of JuD have been frozen and foreign travel restrictions imposed on the organisation's leader Hafiz Saeed, Dawn online reported.

JuD, in an e-mailed official reaction, accused Pakistan of having banned the organisation under pressure from the US to "please India".

The JuD spokesperson defended the group, saying the Lahore High Court and the Supreme Court had issued verdicts in favour of allowing JuD to operate in the past and based on these verdicts, the organisation vowed to continue on its mission.

Earlier, JuD members told the newspaper that the party would approach the Supreme Court challenging the ban.

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