Failure to demonstrate action: Why Pakistan remains in the FATF Grey List

New Delhi, Oct 22: Pakistan has failed to demonstrate that it has taken action against the UN-designated terrorists as a result of which it will continue to remain in the Grey List of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).

The FATF noted that Pakistan needs to further demonstrate that action is being taken against the likes of Lashkar-e-Tayiba chief, Hafiz Saeed and Jaish-e-Mohammad boss, Masood Azhar.

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From plotting a hijack to creating the JeM, why Pakistan guards Masood Azhar so much

New Delhi, Aug 02: Jaish-e-Mohammad chief, Maulana Masood Azhar is undeniably one of the most protected persons in Pakistan. The history of the terrorist who is an accused in the 2001 Parliament attack and 2019 Pulwama bombing case is an interesting one considering the lengths Pakistan goes to protect him.

A Times Now Navbharat report said that Pakistan’s deep state continues to provide a safe haven for several terrorists including Azhar. The report said that Azhar has two houses in Pakistan’s Bahawalpur with one located next to the Osman-O-Ali-Masjid and the National Orthopaedic and General Hospital.

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Masood Azhar’s life in danger, ISI shifts him to a safe house in Rawalpindi

masood-azharNew Delhi, Mar 09: Safeguarding Maulana Masood Azhar, the chief of the Jaish-e-Mohammad has been a key factor in Pakistan. Considered to be one of Pakistan’s most useful proxies against India, Azhar have over the past two years been moved to several safe houses.

The latest intel on him suggests that he has been moved out of the JeM headquarters at Bahawalpur. The intel on him also says that he has been moved to Rawalpindi as there is information that he could be hit. Moving him to Rawalpindi clearly suggests that he is being hidden under heavy protection by the ISI.

Pakistan looks to Masood Azhar as it plans major offensive in India

masood-azharNew Delhi, Sep 09: Indian Intelligence officials have said that Pakistan may have secretly released Jaish-e-Mohammad chief, Maulana Masood Azhar from protective custody.

This move comes after the United Nations had in May 2019 designated Azhar as a terrorist. The move came after China lifted its technical hold on the proposal by the US, UK and France.

China blocks ban on Maulana Azhar proposed by US

FILES-PAKISTAN-RELIGIOUS-UNChina has once again blocked an attempt to have Masood Azhar, the chief of the Jaish-e-Mohammed terror group, blacklisted by the United Nations.
This time the proposal was moved by the US, UK, France. The Indian government will once again raise this issue with the Chinese government, sources informed.

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Why does the Masood Azhar ban always hit China’s ‘great wall’

masoodazharThe move by India to enforce a ban on Maulana Masood Azhar by the United Nations ran into the mighty Chinese wall again. China remained adamant and refused to back the ban as sought by India. Azhar is an accused in the Pathankot, Parliament, Uri and Nagrota attacks. Indian officials say that China is adamant, ill-advised and its decision to yet again block the ban mindless. This is not the first time that China has played truant when India has sought a ban on terrorists from Pakistan.

While the bid to block a ban on Azhar has been done several times, similar actions have been seen in the cases of Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin, Lashkar-e-Tayiba operatives Abdul Rehman Makki and Azam Cheema. China has also blocked questions on how the likes of Hafiz Saeed and Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, the Lashkar’s top bosses have been able to access funds in Pakistan despite a UN ban.

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