Lahore: Ahead of the meeting of the global terror funding watchdog FATF (Financial Action Task Force) early next year who will decide whether to blacklist Pakistan on failure to curb terror funding, a Pakistani court has charged Hafiz Saeed, mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai terror attack, with terror financing.
The charges were read as Saeed was present in the anti-terrorism court, government prosecutor Abdur Rauf told news agency Reuters.
The cases have been registered in Lahore, Gujranwala and Multan for collection of funds for terror financing through assets made and held in the names of Trusts/Non Profit Organisations (NPO) including Al-Anfaal Trust, Dawatul Irshad Trust and Muaz Bin Jabal Trust.
Last week, India had reiterate that it was aware that the mastermind was “roaming freely” and enjoying “Pakistan’s hospitality”.
After a heavy pressure from the international community, the Pakistani authorities have launched investigations into matters of the Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jammat-ud-Dawah and its charity wing Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation (FIF) for their holding and use of trusts to raise funds for terror funding.