Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s expected meeting with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in Russia on Friday, Islamabad has announced that it will not ban the Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) as it has found no evidence linking it to the terror outfit
Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).

India has persistently demanded action against the JuD and the LeT, alleging their involvement in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks and the issue is expected to come up for discussion during the meeting between the Prime Ministers on the SCO sidelines. Media reports from Islamabad quoted Pakistan’s Minister for States and Frontier Regions Abdul Qadir Baloch as having said on the Senate floor on Tuesday that there was no “scope for banning the JuD anytime in the near future.”