According to sources on Wednesday, JuD is making efforts to collect funds worldwide through , zakat and sadkaats (money given by Muslims as charity), the Dawn reported. JuD’S members were more active during HOLY month of Ramazan and distributed pamphlets,leaflets, posters at various locations in Pakistan, inviting people to give them their charity money as if they are ”Miskeen”.
Hafiz has been engaged in fundraising throughout the country via the organisation’s “charity wing” Falah-e-Insayat Foundation (FIF), the daily said. FIF is closely connected to banned terrorist group.“Activists of the organisation had asked Matirai locals to make donations to FIF by disobeying the government ban on proscribed organisations being involved in fundraising,” the report said.
A senior police official said the action was based on reports from intelligence agencies who watched proscribed organisations. He said the step should have been taken earlier and that the provincial government had been reluctant to take direct action against religious parties without concrete reason.
He said the government had realised that the charity organisation was not the real face of the outfit and had decided to look into how it spent the donations it collected from people in the name of charity. The UN declared JuD a terror organisation and also individually designated Saeed as a terrorist in December 2008.