Pakistan finally declares Hafiz Saeed a terrorist

Government bans Jamat-ud Dawa head Hafiz Saeed

Feb.13 (NT): The expelled Jamaat-ud-Dawa, a terror outfit headed by Mumbai-terror attack 2008 instigator Hafiz Saeed, is using children to promote jihad (terror campaign) against India.

This banning comes right before the crucial Financial Action Task Force (FATF) meeting in Paris.

Pakistan banned two charities linked to the founder of an Islamist militant group on Wednesday, just days before a global watchdog is due to vote on a USA -backed motion to put Islamabad on a watchlist for failing to curb terrorist financing.

The amendment paved the way for proscription of Hafiz Saeed and his charity organisations, which were till now exempted from prosecution. The ordinance amends Sections 11B and 11EE to include groups that have been sanctioned by the UN Security Council. The ordinance was signed by the Pakistani President a week ahead of an FATF plenary meeting. But, he hasn't been tried judicially by the Pakistani authorities until now, and was let go a year ago from house arrest as the Home department had decided against filing any criminal case against him.

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In the wake of the actions taken by Pakistan (or the lack of it), it is being said that Pakistan's action to ban Saeed and his organisation may be a case of "too little too late" and it may not be enough to prevent the worldwide anti-terror funding watchdog from "grey listing" Islamabad later this week. Washington has designated Saeed a terrorist. Will Pakistan go as far as actually arresting Saeed and trying him for his crimes, including the attack on Mumbai? Mid Last year, FATF had condemned Pakistan for terror financing.

This move finally makes clear the government's stance on Hafiz Saeed, a position that had been ambiguous for some time, as there was little action taken by the ECP against the independent candidates from his party, Jamat-ud-Dawa (JUD).

The move will bring the Pakistani law in line with the United Nations sanctions list and remove ambiguities on the status of Hafiz Saeed, the founder of the Lashkar-e-Taiba. During the upcoming FATF meeting, the report will be taken up and Pakistan's efforts towards eliminating funding for Hafiz Saeed and other groups will be evaluated.

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