Hafiz Saeed has charged terrorist financing in Pakistan

by Azhar on December 12, 2019 | Images Source Social Media


The charges were read as Saeed was present in the court.

As Hafiz Saeed has charged, a Pakistani court on Wednesday indicted militant Hafiz Saeed, the alleged mastermind of deadly 2008 attacks in Mumbai, on terror financing charges, a government prosecutor and defense lawyer said.

The charges were read as Hafiz Saeed was present in the court, prosecutor Abdur Rauf Watto told Reuters.

Defense lawyer Imran Gill said his client pleaded not guilty.

Pakistan’s counter-terrorism police arrested Hafiz Saeed in July, days before a visit to Washington by Prime Minister Imran Khan.

The indictment came ahead of a world financial watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF) meeting early next year to decide whether to blacklist Pakistan for its failure to curb terror financing.

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The United States has offered a reward of $10 million for information leading to the conviction of Saeed, who has been arrested and released several times over the past decade.

Washington has long pressured Pakistan to try Saeed, who is designated a terrorist by the United States and the United Nations.

Hafiz Saeed has denied any involvement in the Mumbai attacks and says his network, which spans 300 seminaries and schools, hospitals, a publishing house, and ambulance services, has no ties to militant groups.

Source: Khaleej Times

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