Lashkar was operating as Dawa: Pak MinisterDecember 22nd, 2008 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
Pakistan would have been isolated in the world if the group had not been banned and Jamaat-ud-Dawa was banned under pressure from the United Nations,” Hamid Saeed Kazmi was quoted by a private TV channel, as saying.
The minister also denied reports of government sending people to Haj on its own expense.
Kazmi clarified that some United Arab Emirates-based philanthropists had deposited money in Pakistan and the returns on it had been used to facilitate people who wanted to perform Haj. (ANI)