As part of the FATF's attempt to evade action, Pakistan has imposed stringent restrictions on 88 banned terrorist organizations and gangsters including Hafiz Saeed Masood Azhar and Dawood Ibrahim.
As part of the FATF's attempt to evade action, Pakistan has imposed stringent restrictions on 88 banned terrorist organizations and gangsters including Hafiz Saeed Masood Azhar and Dawood Ibrahim.

Pakistan, after 27 years of denial, finally confessed that Dawood Ibrahim, the mastermind of the 1993 Mumbai blasts and India’s most wanted terrorist, lives there. Dawood is also named in the list of 88 terrorists released by Pakistan. It is also reported that Dawood holds 14 passports and has three houses in Karachi. Pakistan has imposed stringent financial sanctions on these terrorists to avoid being on the black list of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). All these have been ordered to seize their assets and freeze bank accounts. Travel ban has also been imposed on them.

257 people died in Mumbai bomb blasts

Dawood fled to Pakistan after the 1993 Mumbai blasts. In these blasts, 257 people lost their lives and around 1400 people were injured. Since then, there have been reports of Dawood hiding in Pakistan but Islamabad never confessed. According to media reports, the militants who have been taken action include Hafiz Saeed, head of Jamaat-ud Dawa and Masood Azhar, the leader of Jaish-e-Mohammed. Restrictions have also been tightened on terrorist organizations such as the Haqqani network, the Taliban, TTP, al-Qaeda and its leaders.

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Action had to be taken on these leaders

According to the report, Dawood Ibrahim along with the terrorists who have tightened the sanctions include Hafiz Saeed, Masood Azhar, Mullah Fazlullah (alias Mulla Radio), Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, Muhammad Yahya Mujahid, Abdul Hakim Murad, Noor Wali Mehsud, Uzbekistan Fazal Rahim Shah of the Liberation Movement, Taliban leaders Jalaluddin Haqqani, Khalil Ahmed Haqqani, Yahya Haqqani and their associates. Not only this, leaders of organizations like Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammed, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, Tariq Gidar Group, Harkatul Muhahideen, Al Rasheed Trust, Tanjim Khutb Imam Bukhari, Rabita Trust Lahore etc. But the restrictions have also been tightened.

Action on the order of UNSC

The order issued by the government said that the terrorists included in the list will be prohibited from transacting financial institutions and buying weapons. According to the report, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) recently directed Pakistan to take action on these terrorists. Let us know that the Pakistan-based Financial Action Task Force (FATF) had put Pakistan on the gray list in June 2018, but Pakistan has not been removed from the list so far due to the outcry in taking action against the terrorists. is.

Why did Pakistan accept

The big question is why Pakistan accepted Dawood’s presence after so many years and made so much information about him public. Actually, Pakistan has been in the gray list of FATF since June 2018 and it is in danger of being blacklisted. It has to implement the 27-point action plan of this organization by September. It will be reviewed at the FATF meeting to be held in October. In view of this, Pakistan took this step. Pakistan hopes that by exposing the names of the terrorists and taking action against them, it can get out of the gray list.

The economy is in bad shape

The recommendations of the FATF, an organization that monitors money laundering and terrorist funding, has great significance worldwide. If Pakistan remains in the gray list or gets blacklisted then it will be difficult to get loans from global institutions like International Monetary Fund, World Bank, European Union. In such a situation, already pauper Pakistan can be completely ruined. Pakistan’s problem is also that Saudi Arabia has refused to give it loans and borrowed oil. In addition, it also has to repay billions of dollars of debt by the end of this year. These compulsions forced Pakistan to face the truth.

Pakistan handed over to Dawood: Shahnawaz

BJP national spokesman Shahnawaz Hussain said on Saturday that Pakistan should be handed over to Dawood Ibrahim India. He said, Pakistan knows that it has given shelter to Dawood. Her child is married to a famous Pakistani cricketer. Every man in Pakistan knows that he is living in Karachi. However, he never accepted it before today. Now Pakistan should immediately hand it over to India, because it is the most wanted in us. He said that he still remains involved in crimes committed in India. Many crimes are committed through Dawood.


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