Friday, January 16, 2009

Pakistan cracks down on Jamaat ud-Dawa: Los Angeles Times

Pakistan cracks down on Jamaat ud-Dawa
It arrests dozens and shuts down camps run by the charity, which was formed by founders of Lashkar-e-Taiba, the group blamed in the Mumbai attacks. India is skeptical of the action.
By Mubashir Zaidi and Mark Magnier, Los Angeles Times, January 16, 2009

Reporting from New Delhi and Islamabad, Pakistan -- A senior Pakistani official said Thursday that Islamabad has tightened the screws on Jamaat ud-Dawa, a charity created by the founders of the banned militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba, which India has accused of masterminding the Mumbai attacks.

Interior Ministry chief Rehman Malik told reporters in Islamabad that his government had shut down five training camps run by Jamaat ud-Dawa in Punjab province and the Pakistani-administered portion of Kashmir.

Also See:
124 held in massive crackdown: Five camps and 20 offices of Dawa, LeT closed; publications and websites banned - Dawn
Desperate moves on to secure Swat — the lost valley - By Ismail Khan, Dawn
Qaeda feels unsafe near Pakistan border: CIA chief - Reuters

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