Pakistan restores financial institution accounts of Hafiz Saeed, his 4 prime aides: Report

Islamabad, July 12

Pakistan has restored the financial institution accounts of the outlawed Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief and the 2008 Mumbai terror assault mastermind Hafiz Saeed and his 4 prime aides, a media report stated on Sunday.

Saeed, a UN designated terrorist whom the US has positioned a USD 10 million bounty on, was arrested on July 17 final 12 months within the terror financing instances. He was sentenced to 11 years in jail by an anti-terrorism courtroom in February this 12 months in two terror financing instances. He is lodged on the Lahore’s high-security Kot Lakhpat jail.

Abdul Salam Bhuttavi, Haji M Ashraf, Yahya Mujahid and Zafar Iqbal – all on the UN Security Council’s terrorists listing – have been the opposite members of the JuD and Lashkar-e-Toiba who bought their financial institution accounts restored, The News reported.

They are presently going through sentences ranging 1 to five years in Lahore jail for terror financing instances filed towards them by the Punjab Counter Terrorism Department (CTD), the paper stated.

“The restoration of bank accounts has taken place following formal approval of the Sanctions Committee of the United Nations Security Council,” the paper stated.

Citing sources, the paper stated the JuD leaders had appealed United Nations for restoring their financial institution accounts that they may run their household affairs.

“Initially we did not want to file an appeal but we were advised to file it as it was difficult for our leaders to run their affairs,” a senior JuD chief was quoted as saying by the paper.

These leaders of their request to the federal government of Pakistan had additionally talked about about their monetary revenue and sources of incomes. The identical was forwarded to the united states alongside their checking account numbers and different associated particulars, it added.

Saeed-led JuD is the entrance organisation for the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) which is answerable for finishing up the 2008 Mumbai assault that killed 166 individuals, together with six Americans.

The US Department of the Treasury has designated Saeed as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist. He was listed underneath the UN Security Council Resolution 1267 in December 2008.

His financial institution accounts have been frozen by the Pakistani authorities complying with the united states decision. — PTI


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