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Pakistani authorities arrest Lashkar-e-Taiba founder Hafiz Saeed on charges of financing terrorism

Pakistani authorities arrest Lashkar-e-Taiba founder Hafiz Saeed on charges of financing terrorism

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Jamaat-ud-Dawa, Lashkar-e-Taiba’s humanitarian wing, says it will challenge the arrest of its head and apply for bail. Pakistani police have arrested Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, the founder of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) armed group and head of its Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) humanitarian wing, intercepting him on his way to court in the central city of Gujranwala, Saeed was arrested on Wednesday by a group of counterterrorism department police at the Kamoke toll plaza, about 50km north of Pakistan’s second city Lahore, JuD spokesman Nadeem Awan told Al Jazeera. “The cases against him are all related to fundraising,” Awan said. “He is charged with terrorism financing.”
Source: Pakistani authorities arrest Lashkar-e-Taiba founder Hafiz Saeed on charges of financing terrorism

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