The Counter-Terrorism Department of Pakistan has arrested Hafiz Muhammad Saeed while he was going to Gujranwala from Lahore, Geo News reported on Wednesday.
The TV channel reported that Saeed has been taken into custody as part of the government’s crackdown against banned organizations.
He was on his way to Gujranwala to file a bail plea in a case when he was detained.
Sources told Geo News that Hafiz Saeed had many cases registered against him in several police stations.
The sources said the leader of banned Jamaat-ud-Dawa has been shifted to an undisclosed location and the CTD was likely to hold a media briefing later in the day.