Lahore. Hafiz Saeed, the mastermind of the Mumbai attack, was sentenced to five-and-a-half-and-a-half years in two cases by Pakistan's Anti-Terrorism Court on Wednesday. In both cases, the sentence of five-and-a-half-and-a-half years has been sentenced, which will run concurrently. Along with this, the court has also imposed a fine of 15 thousand on him. A total of 29 cases of terrorist funding, money laundering and illegal possession have been registered against Hafiz.
The decision on Hafiz comes at a time when Pakistan is under threat of being included in the FATF blacklist. At the same time, there is a big win for India, which has been fighting for the last 11 years to put Hafiz in the loop of law. Here, Pakistan fears that if it is included in the FATF blacklist.
Then it will be impossible to recover its sinking economy. In December, charges were framed against Hafiz and his three close aides – Hafiz Abdul Salam bin Muhammad, Muhammad Ashraf and Zafar Iqbal, which was welcomed by the US. Then the acting Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia in the US, Alice G. Wells, said, "We appeal to Pakistan to stop funding terrorism and punish the perpetrators of terrorist attacks like 26/11." Full prosecution and speedy trial in accordance with international obligations.
Significantly, the watchdog of the funds provided to terrorism is Trrashtryy watchdog the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Pakistan has put in his gray list. He was in danger of going on the black list. Pakistan was warned that Pakistan would be blacklisted if the financing of terrorism was not controlled by February. After this, the Imran Khan government of Pakistan started tightening the Hafiz naxal.
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