The Supreme Court (SC) has permitted Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) and its humanitarian arm Falahi Insaniyat Foundation (FIF) to continue their relief and charity work across the country.

A two-member bench of SC - comprising Justice Manzoor Ahmed Mulk and Justice Sardar Tariq Masood - on Wednesday rejected the federal government’s appeal against the verdict of Lahore High Court (LHC).

It is worth to mention here that the JuD’s network includes 300 seminaries and schools, hospitals, a publishing house and ambulance services. The JuD and FIF alone have about 50,000 volunteers and hundreds of other paid workers, according to two counter-terrorism officials.

Earlier, the Pakistani government banned companies and individuals from making donations to JuD, FIF and other organisations on the UNSC sanctions list.

According to a notification issued by Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP), all companies have been prohibited from ‘donating cash to the entities and individuals listed under the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) sanctions committee’s consolidated list.’