US Slams Removal Of Pakistan Ban On JuD, FIF


The US on Tuesday said the recent removal of the ban on Hafiz Saeed-led Jamaat-ud-Dawa and Falah-i-Insaniyat Foundation runs counter to Pakistan’s commitment to the FATF and would jeopardise the country’s ability to meet its commitments to fight terrorism under the UN Security Council resolution.

Mumbai attack mastermind Saeed’s JuD and FIF are no longer on the list of banned outfits in Pakistan as the ordinance that proscribed them under a UN resolution has lapsed and the new Imran Khan-led government did not extend it, a media report said last week.

“The expiration of the ban on JuD and FIF runs counter to Pakistan’s commitment to work with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to address weaknesses in its counter-terrorism financing regime,” a state department spokesperson said. Read more

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