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JuD, LeT on security agencies' watchlist ahead of Eid

Jamaat-ud-Dawah, led by Mumbai attacks mastermind Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, has been included in an official circular of organisations that Pakistani security agencies have to keep an eye on during the upcoming festival of Eid-ud-Zuha.

world Updated: Nov 21, 2009 18:34 IST

Jamaat-ud-Dawah, led by Mumbai attacks mastermind Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, has been included in an official circular of organisations that Pakistani security agencies have to keep an eye on during the upcoming festival of Eid-ud-Zuha.

An official circular issued recently by the interior ministry directed police to maintain a watch on several groups including the JuD and the LeT, and to prevent their members from collecting hides of slaughtered animals. The JuD, though, is yet to be formally banned by the government.

Such groups collect thousands of hides that are later sold to raise funds.

The other militant groups named in the circular are Lashker-e-Taiba, Tehrik-e-Nifaz-e-Shariah Muhammadi, Hizbut Tehrir, Kharunas International Trust and Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan.

The Sunni Tehrik has been placed under observation, officials said.

The interior ministry directed law enforcement agencies to bar these the groups from collecting hides during Eid, which will be celebrated on November 28.

"There is a dire need of monitoring the banned organisations, especially those working with new names," the ministry said.