Islamabad: (web desk) Federal Interior Minister, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has said on Monday that decision over whether to ban Jamaat-u-Dawa (JuD) or not would be taken within two or three days however, it has been under observation since 2010.
In a media talk in the federal capital after inauguration of an executive passport office, Nisar said that the banned outfit was designated a terrorist organisation by the United States (US) years ago and has been ‘under observation’ in Pakistan since 2010.
More information would be given out in the issue tomorrow, Nisar asserted.
Jamaat-u-Dawa has been listed as banned outfit in resolution of Security Council of the United Nations (UN) and every state is required to take action, Nisar said. He added that Pakistan is going to take an action against the outfit now which was pending.
While talking about policies of US President, Donald J. Trump, the federal minister said” It is not only a matter of issuing visas to a country. In my personal opinion the move will not affect terrorists, however increase miseries of victims of terrorism.”
Referring to a security summit in Washington, in Feb 2015, hosted by the then US president Barak Obama and attended by foreign ministers of more than 60 countries, he recalled that the summit had stressed need of international unity and consensus if the global community needs to get rid of the gangrene of terrorism.
“It was also stated that to achieve this goal, some countries would have to come out of the propaganda of Islamophobia,” he said.
Nisar added that he had made it clear that correlating Islam with terrorism was tantamount to negating the entire struggle against terrorism.
He said, “The US move would harm global unity against terrorism and terrorists would be beneficiary of pointing fingers to Islam and Muslims.”
“There are more than one and a half billion Muslims in the world, whether one likes that fact or not. It would not be wise to put the blame of a few hundred on the Muslim population of the world.”
He said that mostly Muslims have been targeted by terrorism and still they are labelled as terrorists.