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Pakistan govt freezes 964 assets of Jamat-ud-Dawa, Jaish-e-Mohammad

Islamabad: The Pakistan authorities has frozen a complete of 964 belongings of proscribed organisations Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JUD) and Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) because it takes motion towards parts concerned in terror financing and cash laundering as a part of efforts in direction of fulfilling necessities of the Monetary Motion Process Pressure’s (FATF) 27-point motion plan.

As per the the Inside Ministry, 907 of the frozen belongings belonged to the JuD and 57 to the JeM.

Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan stated that the provincial house departments had taken the motion to freeze belongings of the JuD and the JeM underneath the United Nations Safety Council (Freezing and Seizure) Order 2019, issued by the Overseas Affairs Ministry.

“A total of 611 properties of the JuD were frozen in Punjab, 108 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 80 in Sindh, 61 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (Pakistan-occupied Kashmir), 30 in Balochistan and 17 in the Islamabad Capital Territory,” he informed the Senate, the higher home of the Pakistani legislature, in regards to the authorities’s progress towards proscribed outfits.

“Eight properties of the JeM were frozen in Punjab, 29 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 12 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, four in the Islamabad Capital Territory, three in Sindh and one in Balochistan,” he added.

Giving particulars, Khan stated: “The frozen properties of the JuD include 75 schools, four colleges, 330 mosques and seminaries, 186 dispensaries, 15 hospitals, 62 ambulances, a funeral bus (hearse), three disaster management offices, 10 boats, 17 buildings, a plot, agricultural land and two motorcycles.”

The frozen belongings of JeM, Khan stated, embody “53 mosques and seminaries, two dispensaries and two ambulances”.

The steps come at a time when Pakistan is working arduous to adjust to all of the 27 factors of the Motion Plan given by FATF to see itself out of the ‘grey list’.

Earlier this 12 months, a Pakistan anti-terrorism courtroom sentenced JuD chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed to 5 years and 6 months imprisonment in two circumstances, after discovering him responsible of terror financing and affiliation with different banned outfits.

JuD’s different prime leaders, a minimum of 13 in quantity, had been additionally booked in about two dozen circumstances of terror financing and cash laundering throughout July final 12 months.

The Counter Terrorism Division (CTD) registered the circumstances underneath the Anti-Terror Act in Lahore, Gujranwala and Multan towards JUD, Lashkar-e-Taiba and charity umbrella organisation Falah-e-Insaniyat Basis (FIF).

It was revealed that the accused had been elevating funds underneath a minimum of 5 trusts, particularly the Dawatul Irshad Belief, the Moaz Bin Jabal Belief, the Al Anfaal Belief, the Al Madina Basis Belief and the Alhamd Belief.

(IANS)

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