GUJRANWALA: Police on Wednesday nabbed the brother-in-law and central leader of the outlawed Jamat-ud-Dawa Maulana Rehman Makki for delivering hate speeches.

According to sources within Interior Ministry, the arrest of Abdul Rehman Makki took place during the crackdown against proscribed organizations. He is accused of delivering hate speech against the crackdown and criticizing steps taken by the government under FATF guidelines. Makki has been arrested under the Maintenance of Public Order Act from Gujranwala city of the province.

Makki is head of Jamaat-ud-Dawas political and international affairs wing and in-charge of its charity wing Falah-e-Insaniat for which he had appealed for donations.

A crackdown was initiated by the Government of Pakistan against proscribed originations under the National Action Plan (NAP). Pakistan has also announced the freezing of accounts and seizure of assets linked to organizations that are declared as terrorist outfits by the UN Security Council.