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UN pressure: Pakistan Declares Hafiz Saeed as Terrorist

UN pressure: Pakistan Declares Hafiz Saeed as Terrorist

 Feb 13, 2018

After months-long pressure, Pakistan on Tuesday has declared Hafiz Saeed, the 26/11 Mumbai blasts mastermind and Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief, a terrorist.

On Tuesday, President Mamnoon Hussain has also signed an ordinance regarding with this decision. According to the newly signed ordinance, all individuals and organisations banned by the UN Security Council will be under the ambit of the amended Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA).

There are a total of 27 banned outfits in the UN list and it includes Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jamaat-ud-Dawah, and Harkat-ul Mujahideen.

The move by Hussain comes days before the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) meeting in Paris where rumours were rife of Pakistan being added to the grey list under pressure from the United States of America and India.

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