Pulwama terror attack: The government of Pakistan’s Punjab province on Friday claimed that it has taken over the control of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) headquarters in Bahawalpur. The action has been taken a day after Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan held a meeting of National Security Committee in Islamabad, where it was decided that stringent actions would be taken to subjugate terrorism from the society. It was also decided to ban Jamatud Dawa (JuD) and Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation (FIF) charities, fronts for Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT)- the masterminded the 2008 Mumbai attacks.

Quoting a spokesperson of the Ministry of Interior on its Twitter handle, the government of Pakistan tweeted that it has taken over the control of a campus comprising Madressatul Sabir and Jama-e-Masjid Subhanallah, reportedly the headquarters of Jaish-e-Mohammad, in Bahawalpur. It also alleged that an administrator has been appointed to manage its affairs. 

According to the spokesperson, over 600 students are studying at the campus currently, which has a faculty of 70 teachers. The Punjab police are providing security and protection to the campus, he added.

The Pakistan government has come into action as India is continuously mounting pressure on it to act against those who were involved in the dastardly Pulwama terror attack, which claimed lives of 40 CRPF jawans. India has also accused Pakistan of backing the terror organisation, including Jaish-e-Mohammad, which claimed responsibility of the Pulwama attack. 

On the other hand, Pakistan has repeatedly been denying the allegations levelled against it. Earlier, PTI chief Imran Khan had also asked India to come up with evidence to prove Pakistan’s involvement in the terror-funding. He also threatened to retaliate if India would attack Pakistan.