Terror Financing: More Properties Of JuD, LeT, Jaish To Be Seized in Punjab
Amid the ongoing crackdown on terror financing, the federal and Punjab governments at high-level meeting decided to detect and seize more properties of the outfits banned by the United Nations and also ordered action against non-functional or unregistered non-profit organisations (NPOs), reported DAWN.
Even the working and assets of registered NPOs would also be scrutinised to single out those indulging in activities detrimental to national interest and disallowed by the UN.
The Punjab government had already seized 599 properties, mainly of the banned Jamaat-ud-Dawa and Jaish-e-Muhammad.
Earlier, the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) registered cases Hafiz Saeed and other leaders of Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD), Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and FIF (Falah-i-Insaniyat Foundation) over terror financing charges.
These NPOs associated with these are: Dawat-ul-Irshad Trust, Muaz Bin Jabal Trust, Al Anfaal Trust, Al Hamd Trust and Al Madina Foundation Trust.
The leaders who have been booked are: Hafiz Saeed, Abdul Rehman Makki, Malik Zafar Iqbal, Ameer Hamza, Muhammad Yahya Aziz, Muhammad Naeem Sheikh, Mohsin Bilal, Abdul Raqeeb, Dr Ahmad Daud, Dr Muhammad Ayub, Abdullah Ubaid, Muhammad Ali, Abdul Ghaffar and others.
Quoting officials, the newspaper on Saturday said the Punjab government had issued a pro forma to the divisional commissioners to help them check the working and financial affairs of the registered NPOs to assess whether any of them was involved in anti-state activities or terror financing.