Pakistan books Hafiz Saeed for terror funding Lashkar-e-Taiba

Islamabad | Pakistani authorities on Wednesday booked Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief and 26/11 mastermind Hafeez Saeed in 23 cases of terror funding along with dozen of members of his organistaion.

Cases against Saeed were registered in Lahore, Multan, and Gujranwala in connection with collecting funds for terror-financing through his assets in name of non-profit organisation and trusts.

Action from Pakistan comes after the risk of getting blacklisted by FATF as during the June 21 session of the terror financing watchdog conveyed Pakistan that it might face blacklisting if it did not take actions to stop access to funds for terror groups.

Pakistan during the FATF meeting said that it is committed to taking all necessary measures to ensure completion of the Action Plan in a timely manner.

The Counter-terrorism Department which booked Hafeez and his associates said that all these asset of these organisation will be frozen and taken over by the state. It further added that the action was in accordance with U.N. sanctions against the individuals and entities.

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