Pakistan re-imposes ban on US-wanted suspect’s charities
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan re-imposed a ban on two charities run by a U.S.-designated terrorist blamed for the 2008 Mumbai attacks, officials said Friday.
Charities run by radical cleric no longer banned by Pakistan
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Two charities linked to a radical cleric wanted by the U.S. are no longer on Pakistan's list of banned groups because a presidential order banning them under a U.N. resolution has lapsed.
The presidential ordinance regarding Jamaat-ud-Dawa and the Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation, founded by cleric Hafiz Saeed, lapsed without parliament's approval.
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Latest on general elections held in Pakistan (all times local):
Moderate voices in Pakistan seem to have prevailed after none of the 265 candidates fielded in general elections by the outlawed Lashkar-e-Taiba won a seat in parliament.
That includes the son of co-founder and U.S.-designated terrorist Hafiz Saeed, who has a $10 million U.S.-imposed bounty on his head.
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's elections oversight body has rejected a request from an Islamist party backed by a radical cleric with alleged terror links to participate in upcoming elections.
Wednesday's decision by the Election Commission blocks the Milli Muslim League party from taking part in the July 25 vote when citizens will elect members to the National Assembly and four provincial legislatures.
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's army says the country's National Security Committee is set to discuss "recent misleading media statements" by the former prime minister regarding the 2008 Mumbai attacks.
Army spokesman Maj. Gen. Asif Ghafoor says Sunday that a review on Monday was suggested to Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, who belongs to disqualified premier Nawaz Sharif's Pakistan Muslim League party.
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The United States has placed a small Pakistani political party on its list of foreign terrorist groups, calling it a front for the militants behind the 2008 Mumbai attacks.
ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani court has ordered the country's elections oversight body to register an Islamist party backed by a radical cleric who carries a U.S. bounty on his head for alleged involvement in terror attacks in India.
Pakistan's election commission on Friday said it was examining the order, which clears the way for the Milli Muslim League party to take part in this year's parliamentary elections in July.
Pakistan looks to avoid being added to terror financing list
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan says it has been given three months to prove it is doing enough to stay off an international watch list for countries that fail to curb the financing of terror groups.
Pakistan begins seizing charities linked to US-wanted cleric
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Amid increasing pressure from the international community, Pakistan on Wednesday began seizing assets and funds belonging to Islamic charities linked to a radical cleric wanted by the U.S., officials said.
It was the first step against Hafiz Saeed since he was freed by Pakistani authorities in November on a court order. He is the founder of the militant Lashkar-e-Taiba group, which was blamed for the 2008 Mumbai attacks that killed 166 people.
Pakistan cleric wanted by US claims doing nothing illegal
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A radical Pakistani cleric wanted by the United States and released from detention last year claims he is not involved in any illegal activities and is inviting the United Nations to visit the offices of his charity in Lahore.
Hafiz Saeed says he also petitioned the Lahore High Court to prevent the government from seizing his Jamaat-ud-Dawa charity.
Pakistan pre-empts UN-banned group activities in capital
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Authorities in the Pakistani capital has imposed a temporary law pre-empting the activities of groups banned on a U.N. watch list for terrorist activity.
Mushtaq Ahmed, a top Islamabad administrator, in an order released Monday says the law has been imposed for two months in the capital after reports some organizations and their affiliates on the U.N. list have been collecting funds, holding religious, political and social functions and displaying promotional banners.
Palestinians recall envoy after rally with Pakistan cleric
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Palestinians have withdrawn their envoy to Pakistan after he appeared at a rally with a radical cleric linked to the 2008 Mumbai attacks.
Palestinian envoy Walid Abu Ali shared the stage with Hafiz Saeed, the head of the hard-line Jamaat-ud-Dawa movement, at Friday's rally, which was held to protest U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
Thousands rally in Pakistan against Trump’s Jerusalem move
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Thousands of Islamists have rallied in two major cities in Pakistan to condemn U.S. President Donald Trump for declaring Jerusalem Israel's capital.
Supporters of the Jamaat-e-Islami party in Karachi and advocates of U.S.-wanted Islamist Hafiz Saeed in Lahore dispersed peacefully after rallying Sunday for the Palestinian cause.
Protests have persisted in Pakistan since Trump's announcement angered Muslims across the world.
Families of India terror victims angry at militant’s release
MUMBAI, India (AP) — As the Indian city of Mumbai commemorated the 2008 terror attacks that left 168 people dead, relatives of the victims said Sunday that they're angry Pakistan has released a militant linked to the massacre.
Swati Ajay Gavande, the widow of a slain police officer, said Hafiz Saeed should never have been released from house arrest. She said his release makes her sad for all the grieving families.
White House condemns Pakistan’s release of militant suspect
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The White House is calling Pakistan's release of a U.S.-wanted militant a "step in the wrong direction" and says a refusal to re-arrest him would damage bilateral ties and Pakistan's reputation around the world.
In a statement Saturday, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the U.S. "strongly condemns" the release of Hafiz Saeed from house arrest. She urged his "immediate re-arrest and prosecution."
LAHORE, Pakistan - Pakistani authorities acting on a court order released a U.S.-wanted militant Friday who allegedly founded a banned group linked to the 2008 Mumbai, India attack that killed 168 people, his spokesman and officials said.
Pakistan releases US-wanted militant suspect on court order
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani authorities acting on a court order released a U.S.-wanted militant Friday who allegedly founded a banned group linked to the 2008 Mumbai, India attack that killed 168 people, his spokesman and officials said.
Hafiz Saeed, who has been designated a terrorist by the U.S. Justice Department and has a $10 million bounty on his head, was released before dawn after the court this week ended his detention in the eastern city of Lahore.
Pakistani court ends US-wanted militant leader’s detention
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani court has rejected the government's plea to extend for three more months the house arrest of a U.S.-wanted militant who founded a banned group linked to the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attack.
The United States has designated Hafiz Saeed a terrorist and offered a $10 million bounty for him.
Saeed ran the Jamaat-ud-Dawa organization, widely believed to be a front for the Lashkar-e-Taiba militant group behind the attacks in Mumbai, India, that killed 168 people.
Pakistan seeks to ban party backed by US-named terrorist
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's interior ministry asked the country's elections overseeing body to ban from politics a new party backed by Islamist Hafiz Saeed, who carries a $10 million U.S. bounty on his head for alleged involvement in 2008 terror attacks in India, officials said Friday.
The move was seen as a bid to prevent extremists from entering mainstream politics ahead of next year's elections.
Pakistani linked to US-designated terror group runs for seat
ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani man with links to a U.S.-designated terrorist group is among four politicians running for a seat in parliament vacated by former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif after he was disqualified from holding office under a recent court order.
Sheikh Yaqub on Thursday was seen addressing an election rally ahead of this weekend's election in Lahore.
Yaqub has little chance of success given that Kulsoom Nawaz, Sharif's wife, is expected to easily win Sunday's vote.
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's banned militant group Jamaat-ud-Dawa is seeking to enter the political sphere by launching a new party.
Saifullah Khalid, a religious scholar and longtime official of the group, is president of the newly-formed Milli Muslim League party. He told reporters in Islamabad Monday that his party will work to make Pakistan "a real Islamic and welfare state" and that it's ready to cooperate with like-minded parties.
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan has extended the house arrest of a senior militant wanted by the U.S. for another three months.
Hafiz Saeed heads Jamaat-ud-Dawa, a charity that is widely believed to serve as a front for Lashkar-e-Taiba, the group blamed for the 2008 Mumbai attacks. The State Department is offering a $10 million reward for information leading to his arrest.
Pakistani charity rallies after detention of militant chief
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Hundreds of employees and supporters of a Pakistani Islamic charity on Tuesday rallied across the country after authorities detained their leader, whose organization is linked to the group behind the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attack.
Pakistan puts head of militant charity under house arrest
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan has placed the leader of a charity linked to a militant group under house arrest.
Hafiz Saeed, whose Jamaat-ud-Dawa is a front for Lashkar-e-Taiba, the group behind the 2008 Mumbai attacks, was placed under house arrest along with four aides.
Azam Suleman, the top security official in the eastern Punjab province, ordered them detained for 90 days after the government vowed to act against the charity and an affiliate known as the Falah Insaniat Foundation.
Banned Pakistani group’s student wing protests US terror tag
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Dozens of activists from a student wing of the banned anti-India Lashkar-e-Taiba militant group have rallied in Islamabad to condemn a recent U.S. ban on their organization.
The protest comes two days after the U.S. State Department designated the Al-Muhammadia Students wing a terrorist organization.
US drone strike killed Islamic State leader in Afghanistan
WASHINGTON (AP) — A top Islamic State group leader in Afghanistan was killed in a U.S. drone strike last month, the Pentagon confirmed Friday, saying his death will affect the group's recruiting and operations in the region.
Gordon Trowbridge, deputy press secretary, said Hafiz Saeed Khan died in southern Nangarhar Province on July 26.
The State Department last year designated Khan a global terrorist, saying he is the leader of the Islamic State in Khorasan, which...
MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani official says a charity belonging to a banned terror group has dispatched an aid convoy for Muslims in Indian-held Kashmir.
Deputy Commissioner Masood-ur-Rehman says the Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation plans a sit-in at the cease-fire line dividing Kashmir between India and Pakistan if its convoy carrying ambulances, doctors, medicines and activists isn't allowed to cross the boundary on Tuesday.
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The founder of the Pakistani militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba, Hafiz Saeed, pledged on Wednesday to support armed rebels in Indian-ruled Kashmir.
Saeed, who is designated a terrorist by the U.S. government with a $10 million bounty on his head, addressed thousands of his supporters in Islamabad.
His charity, Jamaat-ud-Dawa, has rallied recently in various Pakistani cities with a series of so called "black day" demonstrations against recent violence...