The name of Jamat ud Dawa (JuD) was included in the list of proscribed organizations due to United States (US) pressure on the Government of Pakistan. The JuD has been leading different relief campaigns including the one in Kashmir after a deadly earthquake in 2005.
The Government of Pakistan issued a list of 24 different organizations on Thursday declaring all of them to be banned from now onwards. The list included Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, Hizb ut Tehrir, Sipah-e-Muhammad Pakistan (SSP), Sipah Sahaba Pakistan (SSP), Jaish e Muhammad, Jamatul Furqan, Millat e Islamia and Kher un Nisa International Trust.
The Government also declared Jamiat ul Ansar, Tehreek Nifaz Shariyat Muhammadi (TNSM), Lashkar e Taiba, Tehreek-e-Jaffriya, Islamic Movement of Khuddamul Islamia and Islamic Students Movement as prohibited.
Moreover, state authorities decided to keep Sunni Tehreek under observation.