The move came days before a critical meeting in Paris of Financial Action Task Force that would take stock of the commitments by the member countries on restricting banned organizations to function.
Islamabad denies assisting militants in Afghanistan and India.
It is understandable that the government does not want to raise controversy locally by targeting Hafiz Saeed; however it is dire time to apply the laws in practical ground.
The UN Security Council had banned these groups, and the ordinance will enable Islamabad to seal the offices of these groups. Pakistan has informed the committee of the decision it has chose to undertake.
Ahead of this amendment, United Nations identified groups and people banned by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of Pakistan from collecting donations in the country. A Pakistani court freed him from house arrest a year ago after ruling there was insufficient evidence to convict him.
Washington and the United Nations say JuD and Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation are a front for the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant group, which Saeed founded in 1987.
It is feared that the global body can take some punitive action against Pakistan, it said. "It's a very intrusive process and.we are happy to work with them, but while we are being given mutual evaluation, it makes no sense for us to be now put on the watchlist", Ismail said. Mid Last year, FATF had condemned Pakistan for terror financing.
Pakistan's top civil-military coordination forum had reviewed the steps taken by the federal and provincial governments for compliance with FATF requirements in view of the upcoming FATF plenary meeting, which will take up a report to be submitted by Pakistan on actions taken to choke funding of JuD chief Saeed and the organisations linked with him.
The interior ministry ordered authorities to take over "assets (moveable, immoveable and human resource) associated with" two of Hafiz Saeed's organisations, according to a notifcation that was obtained by AFP and dated to Saturday.