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Hafiz Saeed Arrested In Pak

Date: 18 July 2019
Chief of Jamaat-ul-Dawa (JuD) Hafiz Saeed was arrested Wednesday on terror financing charges by the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) of Punjab Province, just days ahead of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's maiden visit to the United States. Saeed, a UN designated terrorist whom the US has placed a USD 10 million bounty on, was travelling to Gujranwala from Lahore to get pre-arrest bail in terror financing cases registered against him there when he was arrested, a CTD official told PTI. The JuD chief was going to Gujranwala from Lahore on Wednesday morning when a CTD team intercepted him near Gujranwala city.
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Second OHCHR Report on Jammu & Kashmir perseverates with the same flaws as the first

In its recently published commentary, “Second OHCHR Report on Jammu & Kashmir' perseverates with the same flaws as the first”, the European Foundation for South Asian Studies (EFSAS) comments. The OHCHR’s second on Jammu & Kashmir after its specious and tendentious maiden effort last year, makes no attempt to address or rectify the various and momentous shortcomings that were obtrusive in the first report.
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