Pakistan declares 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed a terrorist

KARISHMA SRIVASTAVA 13/02/2018 12:28:47

Pakistan declares 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed a terrorist- Newstimes news

New Delhi, Feb 13: The 26/11 Mumbai blasts mastermind and Jamaat-ud-Dawah Chief, Hafiz Saeed, has been declared a terrorist by Pakistan.
Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain has signed an ordinance aimed at reigning in individuals and organisations like the LeT, Al-Qaeda and Taliban, which have been banned by the UN Security Council.
Sources in the Pakistani National Counter-Terrorism Authority (NACTA) confirmed the signing of the ordinance.
The move enables Islamabad to take action against groups and individuals banned by the UNSC - that includes sealing their offices and freezing their bank accounts.
There are a total of 27 banned outfits in the UN list and the amendment in Section 11-B and 11-EE of the ATA spells trouble for the likes of Saeed.
The move by Hussain comes days before the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) meeting in Paris where rumours were rife of Pakistan being added to the grey list under pressure from the United States of America and India.
Deputy Inspector General (Lahore), Haider Ashraf said that police had removed blockades from some 16 places including the JuD headquarters on the order of the apex court.

Ashraf said that police have also removed road blockades outside the residences of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, Canada-based cleric Dr Tahirul Qadri and slain governor Salmaan Taseer.
Laskar-e-Taiba was declared a banned organisation under the UNSC resolution 1267 in 2005.

The US State Department in 2014 had named the JuD as a "foreign terrorist organisation", a designation that freezes assets the organisation has under the US jurisdiction. India also blamed JuD leader Saeed for the Mumbai attacks of November 2006, but Pakistan argues that New Delhi has failed to provide incriminating evidence against him, the report said.

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