Punjab CTD Asks ICT To Provide Property Details Of 26 People Nominated In Terrorism Financing Cases
ISLAMABAD: The Punjab Counter Terrorism Department (CTD), in a fresh move, has directed the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) administration to provide the property details of 26 people [1999 till todate] accused of terror financing to four proscribed organisations and nominated in different FIRs, the documents available with NayaDaur Media revealed.
According to details, three of these – Zulfiqar Ali, Muhammad Ashiq and Muhammad Jameel [residents of Lahore] – are accused in different cases and have donated/sold their properties to the trustee of Al-Anfal Trust, operating as a subsidiary of proscribed organizations Lashkar-e-Tayyaba (LeT) and Jamaat-u-Dawa (JuD).
The CTD has also demanded information about some others who are active members of LeT and JuD as well as the trustees of Al-Anfal Trust. Their names are: Muhammad Naeem, Mohammad Bilal, Hafiz Abdul Rehman, Dr Ahmad Dawood, Muhammad Yahya Aziz, Dr Mohammad Ayub, Abdullah Ubaid, Malik Zafar Iqbal, Zeeshan Abdullah and Imran Abdullah.
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On the other hand, Mohammad Idrees, Hafiz Muhammad Ishfaq, Zafar Iqbal, Mushtaq Ahmad, Muhammad Shafi, Arshad Ali Tariq, Muhammad Idrees, Hafiz Muhammad Ishfaq and Syed Luqman Ali Shah are accused of terror financing as well as being the trustees of the Al-Madina Foundation.
The CTD authorities further demanded the property records of five accused, as they are active members of LeT and JuD as well as the trustees of its subsidiary Dawat-ul-Irshad. They are: Abdul Ghaffar, Hafiz Masood, Ameer Hamza, Hafiz Muhammad Saeed and Malik Zafar Iqbal.
Earlier, the CTD had nominated Hafiz Saeed, his brother Hafiz Masood and Abdur Rehman Makki in different cases relating to terrorism financing.
When contacted, a senior ICT official said, “We are on the radar of Financial Action Task Force (FATF) since long and its now in the interest of Pakistan to make crackdown on those proscribed organisations according to the directives.”
“We have started work according to the CTD’s demands and all the relevant data will soon be provided.”
The author is a reporter based in Islamabad.