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Hafiz Saeed booked in cases of terrorism financing

Lahore : CTD spokesman in a statement said that Hafiz Saeed of Jama’at-ud-Dawa and other leaders were booked in cases of terrorism financing. Cases have been registered in Lahore, Gujranwala & Multan for collection of funds for terrorism financing through assets/properties made and held in the names of trusts/ nonprofit organizations (NPO) including Al-Anfaal Trust, Dawa’at-ul-Irshad Trust and Muaz-Bin-Jabal Trust, etc.

The spokesman said that large scale investigations have been launched into financing matters of proscribed organizations including Jama’at-ud-Dawa & Lashkar-e-Taiba in connection with the implementation of UN sanctions against these designated entities & persons as directed by National Security Committee (NSC) in its meeting on 1st January 2019 which was chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan for implementing National Action Plan.

While giving details, the spokesman said that on 1st & 2nd July, the CTD Punjab has registered 23 cases against the leadership of Jama’at-ud-Dawa (JuD), Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) & Falah-i-Insaniyat Foundation (FiF) for making assets from terrorism financing through trusts/NPOs including Dawat-ul-Irshad Trust, Muaz-Bin-Jabal Trust, Al-Anfaal Trust, Al-Hamd Trust and Al-Madina Foundation Trust.

The spokesman said that different leaders of JuD & LeT have been also booked including Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, Abdul Rehman Makki, Malik Zafar Iqbal, Ameer Hamza, Muhammad Yahya Aziz, Muhammad Naeem Sh., Mohsin Bilal, Abdul Raqeeb, Dr. Ahmad Daud, Dr. Muhammad Ayub, Abdullah Ubaid, Muhammad Ali and Abdul Ghaffar & others.

Similarly, large scale investigations have been launched into matters of JuD, LeT & FIF regarding their holding & use of trusts to raise funds for terrorism financing. They made these assets from funds of terrorism financing and held & used these assets to raise more funds for further terrorism financing.

Hence, they committed multiple offenses of terrorism financing & money laundering under the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997. They will be prosecuted in Anti Terrorism Courts for the commission of these offenses. These Assets/NPOs have already been taken over by the government in compliance with the UN’s sanctions, concluded the CTD spokesman.

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