Islamabad: Pakistan, ahead of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) meeting in Paris early next week, has placed Hafiz Saeed and his organization, Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) and Falah-i-Insaniat Foundation (FIF) on the list of proscribed groups.
Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain reported to have signed an ordinance last Friday which named Hafiz and his organization as terror groups.
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.