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Jamaat-ud-Dawah is a political party in Pakistan.

It is said to be the political arm of the Lashkar-e-Taiba group. The President of Jamaat-ud-Dawah is Hafiz Mohammad Saeed.

After the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, Hafiz Saeed has denied links with Lashkar-e-Taiba and said no Lashkar-e-Taiba man is member of their party. He also denied being chief of the Lashkar-e-Taiba group.

Jamaat-ud-Daawa is banned by Pakistan in December 2008. Pakistan Defense Minister Ahmad Mukhtar said that the ban allowed Pakistan not to been declared a terrorist country.

Jamaat-e-Islami moved Pak Senate on the Jamaat-ud-Daawa issue.

Jamaat-ud-Daawa in News

Pak must lunch serious probe into Mumbai attacks to prevent further global isolation: Report
If Pakistan wants to avoid being a completely isolated country it has no choice, but to launch a serious investigation into the Mumbai terror attacks and punish those who were involved in the heinous act, according to a report.

Hafiz Saeed accuses India of attempting to 'destabilise' Pak
Jamaat-ud-Dawa Chief Hafiz Saeed has said it is not only the United States, but also India that is interfering in Pakistan's internal affairs and is equally involved in activities aimed at destabilisation.

Time Pak dumped 'unreformed jihadist' Hafiz Saeed to foster India ties: Editorial
An editorial in a Pakistan daily has said it is time for Pakistan to decide whether to side with an unreformed jihadist or with India, which is the biggest economic power in the region, claiming that Pakistan has preferred to treat Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed as an asset rather than an enemy of the state.

Now, blind, deaf, dumb JuD activists bay for US blood against bounty on Saeed
Blind, deaf and dumb workers of the banned Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) staged a demonstration outside Lahore Press Club to condemn Washington for putting a 10 million dollar bounty on JuD chief Hafiz Saeed for his alleged involvement in the Mumbai attacks in 2008.

Saeed defies Pak govt 'advice'; protests against restoring NATO supplies
Rejecting the Pakistan Government's 'request' to limit his public appearances and activities, Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, who has a U.S. bounty on him, protested against restoring of NATO supplies, in Quetta.

Pak Army chief meets Zardari before his trip to India
Pakistan Army Chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani held a meeting at the Governor's House here with President Asif Ali Zardari, who will be visiting India on Sunday on a personal daylong visit.

Saeed calls on Pak to tell India, US it won't toe their line over national issues
Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed has said Pakistan is in a state of war after being surrounded by armed enemies from both east and the west, who want to separate Balochistan to have access to the Gwadar Port, and to deprive it of its nuclear arsenals.

'US bounty on Saeed may enlarge radical Islamists' role in shaping Pak foreign policy'
The US announcement of a 10 million dollar bounty on Jamaat-ud- Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Mohammad Saeed's head has inadvertently expanded radical Islamists' role in shaping foreign policy by further galvanizing public sentiment against NATO, according to an analyst.

Defiant Saeed publicly calls for jihad against US to save Pak, Islam
Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed has called for a jihad against the United States to save Pakistan and Islam.

Evidence on Hafiz Saeed handed over to Pakistan: Krishna
External Affairs Minister S.M Krishna on Friday said India has handed over all evidence related to Jamaat-ud -Dawa (JD) chief Hafiz Saeed to Pakistan with regard to the latter's involvement in the planning and execution of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.

26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed mocks bounty, dares U.S. to catch him
Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) chief Hafiz Mohammad Saeed has reacted to the 10 million dollar U.S. bounty announced on him and publicly announced his location to the American authorities.

India will raise fugitives issue with Pakistan during Home Secretary talks: R.K.Singh
Union Home Secretary R.K.Singh on Wednesday said he would raise the issue of Indian-origin fugitives allegedly living in Pakistan with Interior Secretary Chaudhry Qamar Zaman when they meet in Islamabad on May 24 and 25.

Sonia skips Manmohan, Zardari luncheon meet at 7 RCR
Congress President has reportedly skipped the luncheon meeting hosted by Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh in honour of the visiting Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardarai at the former's official residence, 7 Race Course Road.

Zardari arrives at 7 RCR for meeting with Manmohan Singh
Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari, who landed here on Sunday afternoon for his daylong trip to Ajmer, arrived at Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh's official, 7 Race Course Road, residence.

Kashmiris give mixed response to Manmohan, Zardari meet
Mixed responses seem to be coming from the people of Kashmir ahead of the much-talked about meeting scheduled to take place between Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari in New Delhi today.

Zardari arrives in Delhi, to meet Manmohan Singh over lunch
Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari arrived here on Sunday afternoon for his daylong trip to Ajmer to pay obeisance at the shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti.

US bounty on Hafiz Saeed will put more pressure on Pakistan: Former IB chief Doval
Former Intelligence Bureau director Ajit Kumar Doval has said the decision of the United States to announce a reward of 10 million dollars for the capture or information of 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed would surely put more pressure on Pakistan.

Security analysts feel US bounty will force Hafiz Saeed into hiding
Security analysts on Tuesday said the 10 million dollars bounty announced by the United States Government on 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed would tone down his activities against India.

Chidambaram finds Pakistan continuing in denial mode on Hafiz Saeed
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Tuesday said India has consistently pressed for the arrest and interrogation of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed, but Pakistan continues to be in a denial mode.

Saaed says will never allow Pak to become market for Indian goods
Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed has said an attempt was being made to make Pakistan a market for Indian goods at the cost of his country's industry and agriculture that will ultimately weaken its defence vis-a-vis India.

Pakistan: Life after Mohmand
When 9/11 happened, the Americans were livid and they descended on Islamabad, Rambo style, threatening General Musharraf with the famous "either you are with us or against us" threat.

Israel blames Pak, Iran of using terrorists as proxies to promote fanatic political aims
Countries like Pakistan, and Iran should 'not be allowed' to use terrorists as proxies to promote their fanatic political aims, a spokesman of the Israeli embassy in New Delhi has said.

Pakistan needs to do more to fight militancy, says Preneet Kaur
Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur on Friday said that Pakistan needed to do more than it was doing in its fight against militancy.

Banned terror outfit JuD openly tells Pak youth to prepare for jihad against US
Leaders of the banned terror group Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) have urged the Pakistan army to give a "befitting response" for the cross-border NATO airstrike which killed 24 soldiers wounded at least a dozen others.

Pak Islamists protest against steps to improve trade ties with India
Hundreds of Islamist activists in the Pakistani-administered Kashmir demonstrated against the government's decision to take steps to improve trade with India on Friday.

US wants Pakistan to take action against all militant activities on its soil, will retain long term commitment to Afghani security
US Assistant Secretary of State for Central and South Asian Affairs Robert Blake on Thursday sent out a clear message to Pakistan to address all terrorist activities perpetrating on its soil and to bring back peace in the south Asian region and the entire world.

Jamaat ud Dawa gets a reprieve, Pakistan judicial commission to visit India
Maintaining that there is not enough evidence against Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD), Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik today said Islamabad had no soft corner for anybody and would take action on the basis of credible evidences.

Jamaat-ud-Dawa to protest against Pak move to grant MFN status to India
The banned terror group Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) has announced that it will protest against the Pakistan government's decision to grant the Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status to India.

Pak govt's lifting of JuD ban slammed as giving 'license to jihad' by Islamic ideologue
A member of the Council of Islamic Ideology in Pakistan has slammed the government for allowing the Jamaat-ud-Dawa to collect Eid donations, saying it is clearly evident that 'such militant organisations follow the government's agenda and function with its support'.

JuD says India not most favoured, but 'most hated nation' for Pakistan
The banned terror group Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) has strongly criticised the Pakistan Government for its 'principled' decision to grant the Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status to India.

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