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Pakistan restores bank account of 2008 Mumbai attack mastermind Hafeez Saeed

Pakistan restores bank account of 2008 Mumbai attack mastermind Hafeez Saeed

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 13 Jul 2020, 01:28 pm

Islamabad: Pakistan has restored the bank account of  Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief and 2008 Mumbai attack mastermind Hafeez Saeed and five others, media reports said.

The restoration of bank accounts has taken place following formal approval of the Sanctions Committee of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), The News International reported.

The other members of defunct JUD/LeT who got their bank accounts restored include Abdul Salam Bhuttavi, Haji M Ashraf , Yahya Mujahid and Zafar Iqbal.

All of them are UNSC’s enlisted terrorists though and currently facing sentences ranging from 1 to 5 years in Lahore jail for terror financing cases filed against them by the Punjab Counter Terrorism Department (CTD), the newspaper reported.

Sources told the Pakistan-based newspaper that each one of the defunct JUD leader had appealed to United Nations for restoring their bank accounts that they could run their family affairs.

“Initially we did not want to file an appeal but we were advised to file it as it was difficult for our leaders to run their affairs. Not only this it would have also raise questions how our leaders are running their families so we approached the authorities as it was in our favor whatever facility we have got in terms of restoration of our bank accounts is legal and with the approval of United Nations” a key leader of defunct organization while requesting anonymity told the newspaper.