Counter-Terrorism Department of Pakistan's Punjab province charges Hafiz Saeed with terror financing

CTD of Punjab province on Wednesday registered cases pertaining to terror financing and facilitation against proscribed terrorist Hafiz Saeed.

Asian News International July 03, 2019 22:25:03 IST
Counter-Terrorism Department of Pakistan's Punjab province charges Hafiz Saeed with terror financing
  • The CTD has accused the men of 'promoting terrorism and raising funds to facilitate terror activities.'

  • As per the charges, these proscribed outfits were operating under the guise of charities.

  • The executive board of IMF is expected to decide the fate of the proposed USD six billion bailout package to Pakistan.

Islamabad: In the latest crackdown, the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) of Punjab province on Wednesday registered cases pertaining to terror financing and facilitation against proscribed terrorist Hafiz Saeed.

Express Tribune reported that the cases were filed against Saeed and other members of his UN-designated Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM).

CounterTerrorism Department of Pakistans Punjab province charges Hafiz Saeed with terror financing

File image of Hafiz Mohammad Saeed. Reuters

The CTD has accused the men of 'promoting terrorism and raising funds to facilitate terror activities.'

As per the charges, these proscribed outfits were operating under the guise of charities and were involved in funnelling funds to terror suspects.

Cases were registered under the Anti-Terrorism Act against five proscribed outfits in Lahore, Gujranwala, and Multan — Dawatul Irshad Trust, Moaz Bin Jabal Trust, Al Anfaal Trust, Al Madina Foundation Trust, and Alhamd Trust.

The action came ahead of the crucial financial bailout meeting between Pakistan and the International Monetary Fund in Washington on Wednesday.

The executive board of IMF is expected to decide the fate of the proposed USD six billion bailout package to Pakistan on Wednesday.

Earlier in February, Pakistan had re-instated a ban on two charities linked to Saeed, namely Jamat-ud-Dawa and its charity wing Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation, amid global pressure to clamp down on the terror groups following the Pulwama terror attack that killed 40 CRPF personnel.

Saeed has been a mastermind behind numerous terror attacks, including 26/11 attacks on Mumbai in 2008 that killed scores of people.

Washington also announced a USD 10 million bounty on his head.

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