Pakistan pre-empts UN-banned group activities in capital

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 monies, holding religion, political and social functions and displaying promotional banners.

The order doesn’t name any group but it comes after recent rallies by the banned organization Jamaat-ud-Dawa. JuD is believed to be a front for Lashker-e-Taiba which was is the responsibility of the November 2008 Mumbai attacks that killed 166 people.

Hafiz Saeed, the founder of Lashker-e-Taiba, has a $10 million bounty on his head by the U.S.

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