KARACHI: Recently released Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed has filed a petition in the United Nations (UN) for the delisting of his name from the UN’s list of designated terrorists, learned The Express Tribune.
In December 2008, Saeed was put on the list of designated terrorists by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for his alleged role in the Mumbai 2008 attacks.
Speaking to The Express Tribune, Saeed’s spokesperson, Nadeem Awan, confirmed the petition has been filed on behalf of the JuD chief by Supreme Court Advocate Navid Rasul Mirza.
“We were working on this petition for a long time and it was filed to the UN while Hafiz Saeed was still under house arrest,” Awan stated.
In January, the government placed Saeed under house arrest for his activities to ‘harm peace and security’. His arrest was extended in April and then again in August before being lifted in November.