Hafiz Saeed arrested in Pakistan

   By Power Corridors ,  17-Jul-2019
Hafiz Saeed arrested in Pakistan

Most wanted terrorist arrested on Wednesday by the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of Pakistan’s Punjab Province

Hafiz Saeed, 2008 Mumbai terror attacks mastermind and Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) chief, was arrested on Wednesday by the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of Pakistan’s Punjab Province, officials said.

 

Jamatud Dawa's Hafiz Saeed arrested and sent to judicial custody: Pakistan media (file pic) pic.twitter.com/1Txu9BlvoK

— ANI (@ANI) July 17, 2019

 

Saeed, who has several cases pending against him, was travelling to Gujranwala from Lahore to appear before an anti-terrorism court when the arrest took place, officials said, adding that he had been moved to an unknown location.

Under pressure from the international community, the Pakistani authorities have launched investigation into matters of the JuD and LeT regarding their holding and use of trusts to raise funds for terror-financing.