Hafiz Saeed wants travel ban revoked

Islamabad: Jamaat-ud Dawa (JuD) chief and Hafiz Saeed has urged the Pakistan government to allow him to travel abroad, it was reported on Thursday.

Asking the government to remove his name from the outside Exit Control List, Saeed said he was "neither a security risk nor did his outfit ever engage in terrorist activities", Dawn News reported.

In a letter to Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, he said: "A memorandum issued on January 30 placing 38 individuals (in the list) should be withdrawn forthwith."

The government also put Saeed and four other leaders under house arrest for 90 days for engaging in activities prejudicial to peace and security, the report said.

Arguing that no evidence had ever been produced in courts, Saeed said: "The JuD has never been involved in any terrorist activity in Pakistan and no incident of any terrorism or destruction of property was ever alleged against the organisation."


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