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Pak SC rejects govt appeal against allowing JuD charity work

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

Pakistan's on Wednesday rejected an appeal by the against an interim order of the High Court which allowed attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed's (JuD) and (FIF) charities to continue their social work.

The verdict was issued by a two-member bench including Justice and Justice

The apex court in its verdict rejected the federal government's appeal against the High Court's interim order of April 5.

The high court had restrained the government from interfering with the social welfare organisations of Saeed and also allowed legal activities of JuD and

JuD Saeed termed the verdict as a "victory of justice and truth".

Earlier, the government had banned companies and individuals from making donations to JuD, FIF, and other organisations on the sanctions list.

Saeed's A K Dogar claimed the owned 369 ambulances, had helped 72,000 persons to charity hospitals and treated 600,000 patients in 2017.

Officials said JuD's network also includes 300 seminaries and schools, hospitals, a publishing house and ambulance service, and added that JuD and have about 50,000 volunteers and hundreds of other paid workers.

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First Published: Thu, September 13 2018. 00:20 IST