Pakistani court docket convicts Hafiz Saeed in terror financing case

Arun Joshi

Tribune News Service

Jammu, August 29

An anti-terrorism court docket in Pakistan has convicted Hafiz Saeed, the de-facto chief of the Lashkar-i-Taiba, the phobia community that has unfold its tentacles within the sub-continent, notably in Kashmir the place it operates and executes acts of terror underneath a number of entrance names.

Hafiz Saeed, whose anti-India agenda and the acts of terror in Kashmir are effectively documented for the reason that 1990s, now operates because the chief of Jamaat-ud-Dawa or JuD — which is outwardly a charity organisation — was convicted together with two others by an anti-terrorism court docket on Friday in a case of terror financing.

Hafiz Saeed was sentenced to jail phrases in two FIRs registered by the counter terrorism division of Pakistan. The sentence was in reference to the acquisition of the properties for the charity, however in actuality, have been used for terror promotion.

In India, Hafiz Saeed is needed within the 26/11 terror assault in Mumbai however Pakistan has not acted towards him regardless of having been supplied with irrefutable proof.

The sentence towards the JuD functionaries within the terror financing case by the anti-terrorism court docket, presiding decide Ejaz Ahmad Buttar introduced the decision towards Prof Malik Zafar Iqbal, Hafiz Abdul Karim Rehman Makki and Hafiz Abdul Salam on Friday at a time when Pakistan is dealing with loads of stress from the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) — the worldwide terror financing watchdog — to behave towards terror financers.

Pakistan figures within the gray listing and if its conduct is discovered unsatisfactory because the per the necessities of the FATF, it might slip into the black listing. Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has already voiced these fears after the opposition stalled the passage of two payments within the Senate towards cash laundering.

Khan had stated if Pakistan was blacklisted by the FATF, its financial system would collapse.

The case associated to the acquisition of properties by the JuD and its subsidiaries, which have been used for terror actions.

The prosecution, based on media experiences that coated the case, stated a property measuring 16 marlas (4,320 yards) in Vehari district in Pakistan’s Punjab was transferred within the title of Al-Hamad Trust, which is a proscribed organisation. “The property,” the media report stated, “under the use and possession of the suspects, now convicts being members of the proscribed organisation, which was a subsidiary of Lashkar-i-Taiba, also a proscribed organisation.”

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