Pak bans Hafiz char­i­ties, seizes his of­fices, as­sets

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - FRONT PAGE -

Pak­istan acted on Wed­nes­day against out­fits spear­headed by the 26/11at­tack mas­ter­mind, Hafiz Saeed, seiz­ing con­trol of his of­fices and fi­nan­cial as­sets in a bid to im­ple­ment the sud­den changes in the coun­try’s anti-ter­ror­ism law, re­ports Omer Fa­rooq Khan.

The move comes days ahead of a sched­uled Fe­bru­ary 1823 meet­ing in Paris of the Fi­nan­cial Ac­tion Task Force, a money-laun­der­ing watch­dog that will con­sider a US-spon­sored mo­tion to place Pak­istan on a list of coun­tries fail­ing to pre­vent ter­ror fi­nanc­ing. “We have re­ceived in­te­rior min­istry di­rec­tions … Hafiz and his char­i­ties, like JuD and FIF, have been banned,” Pun­jab law min­is­ter R Sanaullah said.

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