Pakistani authorities have detained the head of a well-known Islamic charity linked to the group that India blames for last month's Mumbai terrorist attacks.
Police placed Hafiz Mohammed Saeed under house arrest in the eastern city of Lahore on Thursday, after formally banning the Jamaat-ud-Dawa charity. Authorities also ordered all Pakistani banks to freeze the group's assets.
The move comes a day after the United Nations Security Council designated the charity as a terrorist organization and a front for the militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba. India has identified Lashkar as the prime suspect in the Mumbai attacks.
A Pakistani statement says Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani told visiting U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte that Pakistan will fulfill its "international obligations" and comply with Wednesday's U.N. decision. But Saeed says he will petition the United Nations to reconsider its decision. During a news conference in Lahore, Saeed denied the charity has any ties to the banned militant group.