Pakistan is passing through turmoil. After narrowly missing being included along with seven states for the travel ban the Pak establishment is facing further US Pressure. This is a follow up on Donald's pressure, to tackle terrorist groups. The Pakistan government first put Hafiz Saeed under house arrest and now in a significant move has canceled 44 arms licenses given to the JUD leader and his cohorts. The government has cited security reasons for this step. It is also a follow up after a spate of terror attacks by extremists during the last week killing tens of innocent people.` The Jamat- Ud- Dawa the organization headed by Saeed is labeled a terror organization by the USA, and the JUD leader carries a $10 million bounty on his head.

Cancelation of arms licenses

The Punjab government 's Home Department said the arms licenses had been canceled for security reasons. The JUD leader who is accused by India for having orchestrated the Mumbai terror attack on 26/11 was earlier taken into preventive custody for 90 days. Hafiz in a call to his supporters has said that India and the USA are behind his arrest. Along with Saeed 37 members of the JUD and the Falah -e- Insanyat FIF) were also put under Exit Control Act. This effectively debars these men from leaving the country.

Pak duplicity

Pakistan has for long, has run with the hare and hunted with the hound. It has been giving a safe haven to notorious terrorist leaders like Osama-bin-Laden and Mullah Omar.

The first named was killed by an operation by US Navy Seals and the second died in a hospital in Quetta (Pakistan). Pakistan is also supporting the Haqqani faction of the Taliban which has killed many personnel of the Afghan government as well as US soldiers.

Future

The recent spate of terrorist activity, as well as pressure from a Donald, led the USA has forced the Pakistan hand.

Widespread terror attacks in Pakistan has brought to zero the Pak army policy of "good" and " bad " terrorists. Hafiz has decided to appeal to the courts. The last time he was arrested, his case was weakly prosecuted, and he was released. One will have to wait and see what happens this time.

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