After banning Masood Azhar’s Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) and Hafiz Saeed’s Jamat-ud-Dawah, perpetrators and planners of terror attacks in India, as the UNSC turned up the heat and declared Azhar a global terrorist, Pakistan on Wednesday arrested Saeed’s brother-in-law.

Abdul Rehman Makki was arrested from Gujranwala and sent to Lahore jail. Makki is head of Jamaat-ud-Dawa’s political wing and international affairs apart from heading its charity ‘Falah-e-Insaniat’. The arrest came as part of crackdown against banned organisations.

Earlier, the Pakistan establishment had banned a dozen organisations associated with newly-designated global terrorist Azhar. Azhar’s JeM had masterminded the dastardly Pulawama terror attack in February this year that claimed the lives of over 40 CRPF jawans.

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Several of the banned organisations also have ties to Jamat-ud-Dawah headed by Lashkar-e-Taiba chief and terror plotter Hafiz Saeed.

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Makki was accused of delivering hate speech against the crackdown and criticising the government under FATF guidelines. The arrest was made under the Maintenance of Public Order Act.

Pakistan has also promised to freeze accounts and assets of organisations banned by the UN Security Council.