The United Nations has rejected an appeal by the Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed for the removal of his name from the list of banned terrorists.

Saeed was banned by the United Nations Security Council(UNSC) following the 2008 Mumbai terror attack that claimed 166 innocent lives.

His appeal was not opposed by the new Imran Khan led Pakistan even after its promises to take action against terrorism.

ANI also reports that Pakistan blocked visa requests of UN officials to get an in-person interview with Hafiz Saeed and the officials had to settle for a video interview.

After constant efforts by Pakistan to block fair inquiries by the UN, it officially recommended against de-listing Hafiz Saeed from the UNSC 1267 list.