Pakistan says that it will follow UN resolutions and ban Hafiz Saeed led JuD

Pakistan on Monday said that that it will follow the United Nations resolutions and ban Hafiz Saeed lead Jamaat-ud-Dawa and Falah-e-Insaniat Fondation, reported the Express Tribune.

The country’s Federal Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal while addressing an international conference on the Use of Space Technology for Water Management said, “Terrorism is a fatal poison for Pakistan,” Iqbal stated. “The National Action Plan is a programme of the Pakistani nation and is being fully implemented. Our measures are not directed to please any country,” he said.

Efforts to implement the ban on JuD and FIF were already underway with provinces following directives from the federal government, claimed the minister.

The move came after Pakistan quietly amended its anti-terror laws to ban organisations listed as terrorist by the United Nations. The change was made by President Mamnoon Hussain on February 9 and notified by the law ministry on February 12.

Authorities have begun seizing control of offices and financial assets of the charities – JuD and FIF, an official said. In Rawalpindi, district officers had begun taking over the charities’ offices, a city official said. “We’ve taken over all the JuD and FIF assets. We’ve completed the takeover,” Rawalpindi commissioner Nadeem Aslam told Reuters.

Recently, A motion was tabled with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) by the United States and the its allies to place Pakistan on the watch list of countries which are considered ‘non-compliant with global anti-terror financing measures’.

The Foreign Minister of Pakistan had tweeted that the country would not be put on the list as no consensus was built for nominating Pakistan.

On Monday, a report in the Dawn, said  the country might find itself on the list by June, if it does not prepare a comprehensive action plan to eradicate terrorist financing.

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