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Pakistan's President on Monday signed an ordinance that brings all individuals and organisations banned by the UN Security Council (UNSC) - including 26/11 attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed and his group, the Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) - under the ambit of the country's stringent Anti-Terrorism Act.

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Sources in the Pakistani National Counter-Terrorism Authority (NACTA) confirmed the signing of the ordinance - which amends a section of the Anti-Terrorism Act - to India Today.

This means that now, under Pakistani law, Saeed is a terrorist, and the JuD is a terrorist organisation.

The move enables Islamabad to take action against groups and individuals banned by the UNSC - that includes sealing their offices and freezing their bank accounts. NACTA's counter-terror financing wing will now work with concerned authorities and recommend possible courses of action.

Pakistan's interior, foreign and finance ministries have been notified of the ordinance. However, Pakistan's defence ministry, which is the department authorised to announce and issue an official notification as per directives from the President's Office, is yet to do so.

Pakistan's interior ministry had in January listed Hafiz Saeed's JuD as one among 72 proscribed organisations.

After Saeed was released from house arrest last year, his lawyer requested the UN Security Council to remove his name from a list of designated terrorists, but in vain.

GLOBAL WATCHDOG'S CONCERNS

Pakistan's move comes as it focuses on catering to concerns raised by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), a global watchdog that combats terrorism financing. In November, the FATF demanded compliance from Pakistan on the issue of terror funding, despite opposition from China.

The International Cooperation Review Group of the FATF said Pakistan had made "some progress" to implement United Nations Security Council Resolution 1267, but concerns related to it - "specifically that designated individuals and entities of concern continue to receive and disperse funds without controls being applied by the competent authorities" - remained.

The Pakistan President's ordinance comes a week ahead of an FATF plenary meeting.
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:smokin: I think this is a fabricated story or a grossly exagerated news (fake news)
Not enough evidence, if it was a big news item people would have been discussing it which we are not because it is a least important item in world

An over sight over local Charity is now initiated to help bring cash to needy people "FASTER"

Before it may have taken 2 days , now 1-2 hours , more efficient process.

Of course no real evidence againt The poor innocent man what is his name Hafiz? See even don't know who he is
 
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Well if our Army will anouce changes then will see since there are no real army news publication can't say much

The world media also ran the news

"Iraq has WMD" :dirol:
 

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Anti-terror law amended to ban UN-listed groups, individuals

Baqir Sajjad SyedUpdated February 13, 2018
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ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain last Friday quietly promulgated an ordinance amending the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997 with regards to proscription of terrorist individuals and organisations to include entities listed by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) — in a move that would end a longstanding ambiguity over the status of Hafiz Saeed-linked Jamaatud Dawa and Falah-i-Insaniat Foundation (FIF) by firmly placing them on the list of proscribed groups.

The promulgation of the ordinance was made public on Monday.

The ordinance amends Sections 11-B and 11-EE of Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997 (XXVII of 1997). Section 11-B sets out parameters for proscription of groups, whereas 11-EE describes the grounds for listing of individuals.

Both sections would now include Sub-Section ‘aa’, according to which organisations and individuals “listed under the United Nations (Security Council) Act, 1948 (XIV of 1948), or” will be included in the First Schedule (for organisations) and Fourth Schedule (for individuals), respectively, on an ex-parte basis.

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Decision hits Hafiz Saeed-linked Jamaatud Dawa, Falah-i-Insaniat, Al Akhtar Trust and Al Rashid Trust ahead of FATF meeting in Paris

Previously, the three conditions for such a proscription under Sections 11-B were: “(a) concerned in terrorism; or (b) owned or controlled, directly or indirectly, by any individual or organisation proscribed under this Act; or (c) acting on behalf of, or at the direction of, any individual or organisation proscribed under this Act”.

Under Section 11-EE, the requirements were: “(a) concerned in terrorism; (b) an activist, office-bearer or an associate of an organisation kept under observation under section 11D or proscribed under section 11B; and (c) in any way concerned or suspected to be concerned with such organisation or affiliated with any group or organisation suspected to be involved in terrorism or sectarianism or acting on behalf of, or at the direction of, any person or organisation proscribed under this Act.”

A major impact of the new ordinance would be the proscription of Hafiz Saeed-linked JuD and FIF along with the UN listed outfits of Al Akhtar Trust and Al Rashid Trust.

The move, which ends an old discrepancy between the UN sanctions list and the national listing of terrorist groups and individuals, has come over a week before the crucial Financial Action Task Force (FATF) meeting in Paris, scheduled to be held from Feb 18 to 23. The US and India are spearheading an effort to get Pakistan included in the watchdog’s international money-laundering and terror-financing ‘grey list’.

Earlier on Feb 2, the National Security Committee (NSC) had directed the “ministries concerned to complete the few outstanding actions at the earliest”.

The country’s top civil-military coordination forum had reviewed the steps taken by the federal and provincial governments for compliance with FATF requirements in view of the upcoming FATF plenary meeting, which will take up a report to be submitted by Pakistan on actions taken to choke funding of Hafiz Saeed and the organisations linked with him.

Compliance report

The intergovernmental body had at its plenary in Buenos Aires held in the first week of November last year had asked Pakistan to furnish a compliance report on actions taken against Lashkar-e-Taiba and JuD at the Paris meeting.

A UNSC 1267 sanctions committee’s monitoring team visited Pakistan in January to review the compliance, but analysts fear that the FATF review could be tougher for the country. It is feared that the international body can take some punitive action against Pakistan.

The FATF maintains grey and black lists for identifying countries with weak measures to combat money laundering and terror financing. The watchdog does not have the powers to impose sanctions on a country found not meeting the required standards. However, its listing can affect international transactions from the country concerned as those would then become subject to greater scrutiny.

This will increase the cost of doing international/cross-border transactions and ultimately higher cost of doing business locally. Pakistan was last placed on FATF’s grey list in February 2012 and stayed on it for three years.

Published in Dawn, February 13th, 2018
 

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:smokin: Just DRAMA folks :dirol: When will our government grow some necessary confidence boosters
But I suppose our establishment has a plan to review the issue internally

Financial Action Task Force (FATF):sarcastic:
If 10 Billion goes to Israevil , that is great becasue it is there to help poor innocent lads, it's called "interest"

If money goes to Muslim charity well it must be related to Terrorism

It's hilarious becasue no one really tracks the Anti Tank Missiles ging to PKK or Afghan Terrorist however ......money going to charities seems like a interesting subject


What is more dangerous , weapons going to PKK or Afghan Terrorist or charity to some man 99% may be innocent as no court case against him with evidence
 
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ATA has indeed been amended.

It is sad that we continue to play on the back foot to India and US in UN. We should start a process to delist Hafiz Saeed and his charity organizations from UN instead of obeying UN diktat without challenge!
 

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Well if the Organziation is such a honest broker , and they care for such cases, how about we raise the Issue of Kashmiri people who were blinded by Indian Police / Military or some folks who lost their loved ones. Seems logical that we can demand that people who financed this Opressive regime in Kashmir which beats up people should be considered in same bracket

I am sure their honest brokers will give a similar justice
 

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ATA has indeed been amended.

It is sad that we continue to play on the back foot to India and US in UN. We should start a process to delist Hafiz Saeed and his charity organizations from UN instead of obeying UN diktat without challenge!
At least you agree UN is a diktat.
Dont you think it needs reforms and needs more democratic process and more representation.
 

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Relax!
No UN Mandate,Pact,Treaty,Act,Ordinance can be implemented against Law of Land.
Law of state is above every UN Law.
 

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