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'Mumbai mastermind' Hafiz Saeed's JuD to develop games, mobile phone apps

Sunday - Nov 18, 2012, 06:00pm (GMT+5.5)
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Karachi - Encouraged by the response to their active online presence, banned outfit Jamaat ud Dawa (JuD) led by 'terror chief' Hafiz Saeed, is now looking to expand its digital footprint and develop games and mobile phone apps.

The project, which is still in its initial stage, is set to launch mid next year.

"The project envisages making educational, informative and philanthropic kind of games that will infuse positive thoughts such as helping others in need, emergency situations, Islamic ethics and learning of the Holy Quran and Sunnah," The Express Tribune quoted Abdul Rehman from JuD's information technology and social media department, as saying.

"We have also learned from the life of Prophet Mohammad, that he has always forbidden from things that waste time and have no benefit as such. Games and cell phones are few of those factors. So the best way forward is to provide a replacement that does provide entertainment but with sound learning and information - anything that helps an individual or the society," he added.

In the past couple of years, JuD has developed an extensive online presence, which includes websites for JuD and its philanthropic arm, the Falah-i-Insaniat Foundation, and Facebook and Twitter accounts. The managers of Twitter accounts for the JuD and its head, Hafiz Saeed, engage actively with users - including its many detractors.

The digital project will also try to provide an alternative to the "damage that has been done by violent games that most gaming giants have made throughout these years, by incepting [sic] all the wrong ideas and concepts".

"Our vision behind these games would be to make the player a better human being, Muslim and a person who is equipped with the art of helping others with real-time information and practice in these games," Rehman said.


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