LAHORE, Hafiz Saeed: Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed, and one of his close, Qazi Kashif, have been put in the Fourth Schedule of Pakistan's Anti-Terror Act(ATA) by the Pakistan Government.

Hafiz Saeed’s name has also been put on the exit control list due to which he cant be leaving Pakistan,

Two weeks back Saeed was put under house arrest by the Pakistani government on January 30 in Lahore.

Abdullah Obaid from Faisalabad, Zafar Iqbal and Abdur Rehman Abid from Muridke, Hafiz Saeed and Qazi Kashif  were all identified as Active member of the Jamaatud Dawa and Falah-i-Insaniyat hence The ministry directed the CTD to "move and take necessary action" against the five.

The JuD chief's name has also been put on the exit control list which barred from leaving the country. Saeed had requested govt to remove him from the list alleging he was never involved in terror attacks.

The Anti-Terrorism Act 1997 empowers the government to mark a person as "proscribed", and place that person on the fourth schedule on an ex-parte basis. Listing of Saeed in the fourth schedule shows he is involved in terror activities.

Those listed under Anti-Terrorism Act face a barrage of legal consequences like travel bans and scrutiny of assets etc. Besides, any violation of the provision of the Fourth Schedule may result in imprisonment of up to three years and fine or both.

Hafiz Saeed is the main accused of the 2008 Mumbai attacks which left over 160 persons dead.

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