New Delhi, Nov 26: The Pakistan establishment’s undying loyalty towards Lashkar-e-Tayiba chief, Hafiz Saeed has come to the fore again. Saeed was sentenced to 10 years in jail by a Pakistan court, but reports said that he continues to enjoy VIP treatment.
The Indian Intelligence agencies keeping a tab on Saeed have learnt that the Lashkar boss is serving jail time at home and not at the Kot Lakhpat jail in Karachi. It has however been said in the Pakistan media that he is at the Lahore jail, but the Indian agencies dispute that claim.
New Delhi, Nov 26: It has been 12 years since 10 Lashkar-e-Tayiba terrorists carried out the Mumbai 26/11 attacks in which 170 persons lost their lives.
To commemorate the massacre, the Lashkar-e-Tayiba has planned a prayer meet at Sahiwal in Punjab, Pakistan. The outfit has asked its cadres to organise special prayers for the 10 terrorists, who carried out the attack.
New Delhi, Nov 10: A day after Lashkar-e-Tayiba boss, Hafiz Saeed was sentenced to 10 years in jail by a Pakistan court, reports are already emerging that he continues to enjoy VVIP treatment. News agency ANI while quoting sources said that the Counter-Terrorism Department officials are treating the mastermind of the Mumbai 26/11 attack as a VIP. He still roams in his SUV and is escorted by his aides, the report also said.
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, 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.