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LeT founder Hafiz Saeed sentenced in two more cases of terror financing

Hafiz Saeed was given two separate five-year prison terms under provisions of the Anti-Terrorism Act for using and providing funds for acts of terrorism. He was also given a six-month prison term for being a member of a banned group.
Hafiz Saeed, founder of the Lashkar-e-Taiba is also accused by India of masterminding the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)
Hafiz Saeed, founder of the Lashkar-e-Taiba is also accused by India of masterminding the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)
Published on Nov 19, 2020 08:28 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Islamabad/New Delhi | ByImtiaz Ahmad and Rezaul H Laskar

Three-day FATF meet begins from Wednesday, Pakistan’s fate hangs in balance

This meeting was earlier scheduled in June but Islamabad got a breather of four months as the Paris-based watchdog temporarily postponed all mutual evaluations and follow-up deadlines due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The FATF is an inter-governmental body that was established in 1989 to combat money laundering, terrorist financing, and other related threats to the integrity of the international financial system.(Reuters)
The FATF is an inter-governmental body that was established in 1989 to combat money laundering, terrorist financing, and other related threats to the integrity of the international financial system.(Reuters)
Updated on Oct 21, 2020 04:52 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com| Edited by Mallika Soni

FATF retains Pakistan in ‘grey list’, delivers a sharp warning on blacklisting

Pakistan, which has about 40 terror groups, had attempted to showcase the conviction of Jamaat-ud-Dawa emir Hafiz Saeed as a reflection of its commitment to act against terror. But it had to face hard questions about other global terrorists including Maulana Masood Azhar, chief of the proscribed Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) and Dawood Ibrahim who are sheltered by its establishment.
It is a clear message to PM Imran Khan’s government that Islamabad must take urgent credible, verifiable, irreversible and sustainable steps to effectively implement the FATF Action Plan(Reuters Photo)
It is a clear message to PM Imran Khan’s government that Islamabad must take urgent credible, verifiable, irreversible and sustainable steps to effectively implement the FATF Action Plan(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Feb 20, 2020 08:59 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByShishir Gupta

ED attaches Kashmiri bizman’s assets worth Rs 1.73 cr in terror funding case

The ED added the assets include immovable properties worth Rs 1.48 crore in the names of Watali’s family members and Rs 25 lakh bank balance in the Jammu & Kashmir Bank.
The ED said its probe has found that the Hurriyat leaders allegedly received funds from Pakistan through conduits and also from the country’s high commission in New Delhi.(HT Photo)
The ED said its probe has found that the Hurriyat leaders allegedly received funds from Pakistan through conduits and also from the country’s high commission in New Delhi.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 02, 2019 12:34 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Pakistan extends Hafiz Saeed’s judicial remand for 14 days

Hafiz Saeed, a UN designated terrorist whom the US has placed a USD 10 million bounty on, was travelling to Gujranwala from Lahore to get pre-arrest bail in terror financing cases registered against him there when he was arrested on July 17.
An Anti-Terrorism Court in Pakistan’s Gujranwala on Wednesday extended Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed’s judicial remand for another 14 days.(Reuters Photo)
An Anti-Terrorism Court in Pakistan’s Gujranwala on Wednesday extended Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed’s judicial remand for another 14 days.(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Jul 24, 2019 06:12 PM IST
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Lahore | ByPress Trust of India

‘No role in 26/11 Mumbai attack’: Hafiz Saeed tells Pak court on terror charges

In his petition, LeT chief Hafiz Saeed asked the Lahore High Court to decalre the FIR registered against the petitioners null and void.
Earlier this month, Punjab’s CTD, in a major crackdown against terror financing, registered 23 cases against the JuD chief and 12 aides for using five trusts to “funnel funds to terror suspects”(Reuters file photo)
Earlier this month, Punjab’s CTD, in a major crackdown against terror financing, registered 23 cases against the JuD chief and 12 aides for using five trusts to “funnel funds to terror suspects”(Reuters file photo)
Updated on Jul 12, 2019 11:44 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Islamabad | ByImtiaz Ahmad

‘Pakistan trying to fool the world’: India

Responding to a question on the booking of Saeed and 12 other operatives of LeT and Jamaat-ud-Dawa in cases of terror financing by Pakistani authorities, Kumar said India won’t be “fooled by these cosmetic steps”.
FILE PHOTO: Raveesh Kumar, spokesman for the Indian Foreign Ministry, speaks during a media briefing in New Delhi, India, March 9, 2019.(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Raveesh Kumar, spokesman for the Indian Foreign Ministry, speaks during a media briefing in New Delhi, India, March 9, 2019.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 04, 2019 11:09 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

FATF’s leniency with Iran could create a precedent for Pakistan

If India wants FATF to hold Pakistan accountable for its financing of terrorist entities, it should be at the forefront of ensuring Iran finally completes its action plan without conditions and loopholes
In February 2019, the Pakistan-based terrorist group Jaish-e-Muhammad claimed responsibility for a bombing in Kashmir that killed at least 40 Indian soldiers(PTI)
In February 2019, the Pakistan-based terrorist group Jaish-e-Muhammad claimed responsibility for a bombing in Kashmir that killed at least 40 Indian soldiers(PTI)
Updated on Apr 18, 2019 12:48 PM IST
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ED seizes Rs 6-crore assets of Kashmiri businessman who funded Hurriyat

The Enforcement Directorate in a statement said that its probe had also been able to directly establish that the Pakistan high commission was one channel of funding for Kashmiri separatists.
Kashmiri businessman Zahoor Ahmad Shah Watali allegedly funnelled money to Hurriyat leaders and stone-throwers,(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)
Kashmiri businessman Zahoor Ahmad Shah Watali allegedly funnelled money to Hurriyat leaders and stone-throwers,(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 16, 2019 10:02 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByNeeraj Chauhan

Enforcement Directorate attaches assets of Valley trader

PMLA empowers the ED to conduct investigations to trace assets derived out of the proceeds of crime, provisionally attach or confiscate the assets, and arrest and prosecute offenders found to be laundering money.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached the Gurugram property of Kashmiri businessman Zahoor Ahmmad Shah Watali in a money laundering case.(HT File Photo)
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached the Gurugram property of Kashmiri businessman Zahoor Ahmmad Shah Watali in a money laundering case.(HT File Photo)
Published on Mar 12, 2019 11:18 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Pak bars Hafiz Saeed from leading Friday sermon, takes over JuD assets

Saeed was never stopped from delivering Friday sermons even during the years when Masjid Qadsia’s control was under the Punjab government.
Pakistan authorities on Thursday sealed the Lahore headquarters of JuD and FIF and detained over 120 suspected militants as part of an ongoing crackdown on banned groups.(AP)
Pakistan authorities on Thursday sealed the Lahore headquarters of JuD and FIF and detained over 120 suspected militants as part of an ongoing crackdown on banned groups.(AP)
Updated on Mar 08, 2019 09:37 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Islamabad | ByImtiaz Ahmad

Govt takes over Lahore headquarters of Hafiz Saeed-led terror group Jamaat-ud-Dawa: Pakistan

In a statement, the Punjab home department said that it had taken over the headquarters of the JuD and the FIF and that it had taken over the madrassas and facilities of the banned groups, adding that the implementation of the National Action Plan (NAP) was being sped up.
Under the crackdown on banned groups, a total of 121 people detained and nearly 400 facilities operated by the organisations were taken over across the country, till Thursday.(AFP)
Under the crackdown on banned groups, a total of 121 people detained and nearly 400 facilities operated by the organisations were taken over across the country, till Thursday.(AFP)
Updated on Mar 08, 2019 12:43 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Islamabad | ByImtiaz Ahmad

Pakistan’s crackdown on terror groups an ‘eyewash’, says US news website

Pakistan on Tuesday said it is shuttering institutions belonging to Jamaat-ud-Dawa, a designated terrorist group that is an alias for Lashkar-e-Taiba. The crackdown came amid tensions with India following a suicide attack in J&K’s Pulwama on February 14 that killed 40 CRPF soldiers.
Pakistan on Tuesday said JeM chief Masood Azhar’s son and brother were among 44 members of the banned militant outfits taken into “preventive detention”.(AP/File Photo)
Pakistan on Tuesday said JeM chief Masood Azhar’s son and brother were among 44 members of the banned militant outfits taken into “preventive detention”.(AP/File Photo)
Published on Mar 07, 2019 07:05 PM IST
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Islamabad | ByPress Trust of India

Pakistan should prosecute JeM in a transparent manner

The best thing that Pakistan can do is to extradite both Masood Azhar and Hafiz Saeed to India. No other step can improve the relations between the two countries like this one.
Masood Azhar, chief of Jaish-e-Mohammad. Pakistan banned JeM after the 2001 Parliament attack in New Delhi. That did not stop it from seeking China’s help to protect Azhar from sanctions in the United Nations.(AP File)
Masood Azhar, chief of Jaish-e-Mohammad. Pakistan banned JeM after the 2001 Parliament attack in New Delhi. That did not stop it from seeking China’s help to protect Azhar from sanctions in the United Nations.(AP File)
Updated on Mar 07, 2019 08:15 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

Pakistan takes over 56 seminaries, facilities of Hafiz Saeed’s JuD, FIF

The confiscation of properties of JuD and FIF comes after Pakistan formally placed them in the list of banned organisations on Tuesday.
At least 56 seminaries and facilities being run by Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed-led Jamaat-ud-Dawa and its wing Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation in Pakistan’s southern Sindh province have been taken over by authorities.(AP/File Photo)
At least 56 seminaries and facilities being run by Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed-led Jamaat-ud-Dawa and its wing Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation in Pakistan’s southern Sindh province have been taken over by authorities.(AP/File Photo)
Published on Mar 07, 2019 06:30 AM IST
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Karachi | ByPress Trust of India

All options available with govt if another terror attack happens: Sources

The sources further said that pressure was being built on Pakistan to take concrete steps in removing terror hubs from its territory.
IAFs Mirage-2000s carried out an air strike on a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorist camp in Pakistan’s Balakot on February 26.(PTI File Photo)
IAFs Mirage-2000s carried out an air strike on a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorist camp in Pakistan’s Balakot on February 26.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Apr 20, 2020 05:45 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed to move Lahore HC to retrieve frozen assets of JuD, FIF

The Pakistani government had taken action against JuD and FIF as they were placed on the United Nations Security Council’s (UNSC) sanction list.
Pakistani head of the Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) organisation Hafiz Saeed addresses during a protest rally in Lahore on April 6.(AFP File Photo)
Pakistani head of the Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) organisation Hafiz Saeed addresses during a protest rally in Lahore on April 6.(AFP File Photo)
Updated on Sep 19, 2018 11:58 PM IST
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Lahore | ByPress Trust of India

Hafiz Saeed’s JuD to contest Pakistan elections on dormant party’s platform

Hafiz Saeed said last year that the decision to field his party – which had been placed in an anti-terror watch list in February this year – in the political arena was aimed at helping to “highlight the Kashmir cause internationally.”
Hafiz Saeed, center, head of the Pakistani religious party Jamaat-ud-Dawa , arrives to addresses a rally in Lahore.(AP File Photo)
Hafiz Saeed, center, head of the Pakistani religious party Jamaat-ud-Dawa , arrives to addresses a rally in Lahore.(AP File Photo)
Updated on Jun 02, 2018 11:04 PM IST
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ByImtiaz Ahmad

Pakistan Punjab demands Rs 1 billion from finance ministry to run Hafiz Saeed’s JuD, other organisations

The federal government had, in February, started confiscating the properties of Saeed’s banned outfit Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) and its charity arm Falah-e-Insaniyat Foundation (FIF) across the country during a crackdown on the two organisations, in line with the UN Security Council sanctions list
Hafiz Saeed, head of the Pakistani religious party, Jamaat-ud-Dawa addresses a rally to express solidarity with Indian Kashmiris in Lahore, Pakistan, Friday, April 13, 2018.(AP File Photo)
Hafiz Saeed, head of the Pakistani religious party, Jamaat-ud-Dawa addresses a rally to express solidarity with Indian Kashmiris in Lahore, Pakistan, Friday, April 13, 2018.(AP File Photo)
Updated on May 31, 2018 07:56 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, Lahore | ByPress Trust of India

China says report on President Xi asking Pakistan to relocate LeT chief Hafiz Saeed shocking, baseless

According to the report, a close aide of Pakistan Prime Minister said that China president Xi Jinping made the suggestion to Shahid Khaqan Abbasi during their meeting on the sidelines of the Boao Forum in China last month.
Hafiz Saeed, head of the Pakistan-based Jamaat-ud-Dawa addresses a rally to express solidarity with Indian Kashmiris, in Lahore, Pakistan, in April 2018.(AP File Photo)
Hafiz Saeed, head of the Pakistan-based Jamaat-ud-Dawa addresses a rally to express solidarity with Indian Kashmiris, in Lahore, Pakistan, in April 2018.(AP File Photo)
Updated on May 24, 2018 01:20 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, Bejing | ByHT Correspondent
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