2 Days Before FATF Hearing, Pakistan Court Sentences Hafiz Saeed To 11 Years In Jail For Terror Financing Cases

Hafiz Saeed, the mastermind of the 26/11 attack, has been sentenced by the Pakistan court. Pakistani court has sentenced Hafiz Saeed to 11 years imprisonment for terror financing cases.

It is noted that Pakistani court decision regarding Hafiz Saeed came just days before a crucial meeting of global terror watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in Paris.

According to Indian government sources, Pakistan has to take this step due to pressure from the international community and the FATF meeting.

Actually, the FATF has put Pakistan in its gray list and it was under threat of going to blacklist. In such a situation, Pakistan has to take this step.

Last week, the Lahore Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) reserved its verdict in two cases related to terrorist funding against Hafiz Saeed, the mastermind of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack and the leader of the banned Jamaat-ud-Dawa ( JUD ). 

The case, filed by the Gujranwala Chapter of the CTD, was initially heard in the Gujranwala ATC, but it was shifted to Lahore on the instructions of the Lahore High Court. During the hearing of both the cases, the court recorded the statements of 23 witnesses.

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