Pakistan begs UNSC to allow 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed to withdraw for basic expenses

The US Department of Treasury has also declared the 26/11 Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed a Specially Designated Global Terrorist.

New Delhi: 26/11 attacks mastermind Hafiz Mohammad Saeed can now withdraw money from his frozen bank account. According to reports, Pakistan had approached the UN with a request to let Saeed use his bank account for personal expenses.

The UN body said in its letter that with no objections being raised to Pakistan’s request for Hafiz Saeed’s basic expenses, the Chair has approved the appeal. Complying with the UNSC resolution, Pakistan had frozen Hafiz Saeed’s bank accounts.

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According to reports said the world body has allowed Saeed to withdraw approximately $1,000 to cover necessary basic living expenses for him and his family.

The US Department of Treasury has also declared the 26/11 Mumbai attack mastermind a Specially Designated Global Terrorist and has since 2012, offered a $10 million reward for sharing information that brings Hafiz Saeed to justice.

CTD(counter-terrorism department) arrested Hafiz Muhammad Saeed on 17 July 2019 while he was going to Gujranwala from Lahore. Hafiz Saeed was 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 the CTD detained him.


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