Pakistan takes ‘administrative control’ of JeM headquarters

Islamabad:  Day after Imran Khan re-instated the ban on terrorist organisation Jamaat-ud-dawa and its charity wing, Falah-i-Insaniyat Foundation (FIF), Pakistan on late Friday took the administrative control of a mosque-and-seminary complex in Bahawalpur which is believed to be the headquarters of the banned Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM).

The campus has a 70-strong faculty and 600 students enrolled.

The government of Pakistan while quoting an interior ministry spokesperson in a tweet said “The Government of Punjab has taken over the control of a campus comprising Madressatul Sabir and Jama-e-Masjid Subhanallah in Bahawalpur, reportedly the headquarters of Jaish-e-Mohammad, and appointed an administrator to manage its affairs.”

Punjab police has taken over security of the campus, the spokesperson added.

The Spokesperson added that the action was taken in line with the decision of the National Security Committee meeting held yesterday under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

A local source in Bahawalpur could not confirm any physical movement or changes in the security set-up around the campus at the time of publishing of this story.


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