New Delhi, Feb 15: The sentencing of Lashkar-e-Tayiba chief Hafiz Saeed may just be a ploy to avoid getting black-listed by the Financial Action Task Force. There is a chance that he may be released after the FATF plenary.
The FATF is meeting on February 16 to decide on whether Pakistan remains in the Grey List or will be downgraded to the Black List. Saeed was sentenced to 11 years in jail in connection with two terror funding cases.
Saeed’s counsel claimed that there were several loopholes and his client was being jailed only because of pressure from the FATF.
New Delhi, Dec 07: Pakistan is not serious about prosecuting the founder of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba, Hafiz Saeed and others who were involved in the planning and execution of the Mumbai 26/11 attack.
While Pakistan has arrested seven men including Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, the operations commander of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba, their trial has been stalled for several years.
New Delhi, Oct 11: Ahead of the crucial FATF meet four persons closely associated with Lashkar-e-Tayiba chief, Hafiz Saeed were arrested in Pakistan.The four were identified as Zafar Iqbal, Hafiz Aziz, Muhammad Ashraf and Abdul Salam.
Pakistan, it may be recalled had booked several cases against the Lashkar-e-Tayiba’s financial wing, Jamaat-ud-Dawah. These actions look like Pakistan is making last ditch attempts to avoid being blacklisted by the FATF, which is meeting between October 12 to 15.
New Delhi, Oct 07: The Asia Pacific Group of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) which decided to place Pakistan in the Enhanced Expedited Follow Up List as it failed to meet its standards said that the country has not taken enough action to implement sanctions against Lashkar-e-Tayiba chief, Hafiz Saeed.
New Delhi, Oct 07: Pakistan has clearly not done enough on the terror funding front and it has been panned by the Finance Action Task Force for the same.
The Asia Pacific Group of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) decided to place Pakistan in the Enhanced Expedited Follow Up List as it failed to meet its standards. It also said that the country has not taken enough action to implement sanctions against Lashkar-e-Tayiba chief, Hafiz Saeed.
New Delhi, Sep 28: Lashkar-e-Tayiba chief, Hafiz Saeed had completed pensionable service of 25 years upon his retirement in 1999. He was drawing a pension of Rs 45,700 through his bank account, Pakistan’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations had written to the UNSC panel.
Hafiz Saeed had requested for the release of frozen funds and Pakistan in a letter to the UNSC had backed it. Saeed according to the letter retired from the Lahore University of Engineering and Technology in 1999. He continued to draw a pension even after founding the Lashkar-e-Tayiba. It was only after the UNSC designated him as a global terrorist in 2008 that his bank accounts were frozen.
New Delhi, Sep 09: After failing 32 of the 40 parameters, the Asia Pacific Group of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) decided to place Pakistan in the Enhanced Expedited Follow up list.
This was being seen as a big setback for Pakistan ahead of the crucial plenary of the FATF to be held in October. While, the situation for Pakistan remains grim as it has not done much to curb terror financing, going easy on Lashkar-e-Tayiba boss, Hafiz Saeed and now releasing Jaish-e-Mohammad chief, Maulana Masood Azhar is not doing any good for the country.
New Delhi, Sep 05: The new terror law in India has taken shape and the government designated Jaish-e-Mohammad chief, Maulana Masood Azhar, Lashkar-e-Tayiba boss, Hafiz Saeed, Dawood Ibrahim and Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi as individual terrorists.
The decisions have been taken nearly a month after Parliament approved a crucial amendment to the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Act, 1967. They are the first to be declared terrorists under the new anti-law, a home ministry official said.
New Delhi, Aug 14: Former Jammu and Kashmir MLA, Engineer Rashid who was arrested by the National Investigation Agency has been spilling details regarding the terror funding case.
New Delhi, July 21: The Deputy chief of the Falah-i-Insaniyat, the financial wing of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba routed funds from Pakistan to Dubai and then to India, the National Investigation Agency has said.
Investigation carried out by NIA reveals that Chief of Falah-i-Insaniyat Foundation (FIF) namely Hafiz Mohammad Saeed along with
Dy Chief of FIF namely Shahid Mahmood hatched a conspiracy around 2012 to create sympathisers/sleeper cells and logistic base in Delhi and Haryana under the garb of religious work such construction of mosques, madrasas and financial assistance for marriage of poor Muslim girls.