Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed. File Photo/AFP
Authorities in Pakistan have arrested Hafiz Saeed, founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), or Army of the Pure, the militant group blamed by the United States and India for a four-day attack on Mumbai in 2008, Geo Television said on Wednesday.
A spokesman for Jammaat ud-Dawa (JuD), a charity run by Saeed, said counter-terrorism officials arrested Saeed while he was on his way to the central Pakistan town of Gujranwala. The charges he faces are still unknown but appear to be linked to terrorism financing, the spokesman added.
British police arrested Pakistani politician Altaf Hussain in London on Tuesday as part of an investigation into speeches he gave as founder of a political party that ruled the megacity of Karachi for decades, media in Pakistan reported.
The three political leaders were moved to an official guest house on Monday, according to a court order, the same day as the announcement in New Delhi that Kashmir's special status under the constitution had been removed.
The extra troops and other security measures, including a call to stockpile food and fuel, have shaken the Muslim-majority region.
The Sharjah Light Festival 2020 will officially kick off on Feb.5 with a show on the architectural icon, Sharjah City Municipality building, narrating the history of Arab culture and its impact on the past and present.
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced in a press statement today that the renaming follows the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.
Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher Bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, Founder and Royal Patron of Friends of Cancer Patients (FOCP) and International Ambassador for the World Cancer Declaration of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), has approved Feb.26 as the inaugural day of the 10th edition of the annual Pink Caravan Ride (PCR).