"JuD was listed by the United Nations in December 2008 and it required three actions. These were freezing of its bank accounts, putting arms embargo and travel ban," Pakistani government sources said when asked to clarify whether a ban has been imposed on the outfit as reported in the media.
    
Without being specific, the sources indicated that no ban has been imposed on the outfit, which is a front for Lashkar-e Taiba terror group that carried out the attack in Mumbai in November 2008 besides many other strikes in India.
    
Interestingly, the reports about the 'ban' had emerged just before the visit of US President Barack Obama to India to be the Chief Guest for the Republic Day besides holding talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
    
Pakistan has yet said nothing officially on it.
    
Pakistan High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit, when asked about the reports of 'ban', merely said yesterday in New Delhi: "We are proceeding strictly in accordance with UN resolution and Jamaat's (JuD) bank account has been frozen and there is a ban on the travelling abroad of its leadership..."
    
Interestingly, the National Counterterrorism Authority (Nacta) of Pakistan has removed the list of proscribed organisations from its official website.
    
This "is being seen as an attempt to add more confusion to the ongoing debate whether Haqqani Network and Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) have been banned or not," The Nation daily reported.

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