The Foreign Ministry termed the 15-year sentence given by a Pakistani court to Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, the mastermind of the Mumbai attack and commander of Lashkar-e-Taiba, that it only allowed global institutions to take their serious Tries to show. Foreign Ministry spokesman Anurag Shrivastava said in a press conference on Friday, “The timing of Lakhvi’s arrest indicates that Pakistan will be meeting the Asia Pacific Joint Group (APJG) and Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in February. Trying to clear his image right in front of him. It is included in the routine of Pakistan to take showy action before such an important meeting. “
Lakhvi (61), a UN-declared terrorist, was arrested by the Anti-Terrorism Department (CTD) of Punjab province on Saturday. He was on bail since 2015 in the Mumbai attack case. After the hearing, a court official told PTI, “The Lahore Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) jailed Lakhvi under various sections of the Anti-Terrorism Act 1997 in the case of financing of terrorism registered by the CTD. Sentenced. “Judge Ejaz Ahmad Batar fined Lakhvi a total of 15 years rigorous imprisonment for three offenses and a fine of three lakh Pakistani rupees. On not paying the fine, he would have to undergo another six-six-month sentence for each offense. Sentencing He has been sent to prison for
The Lashkar-e-Taiba commander was accused of raising funds to finance terrorism in the name of dispensary. The CTD said, “Lakhvi and other accused raised money from their dispensary and used it to finance terrorism. He also used this money for personal expenses. “Lakhvi was produced before the Lahore ATC on Friday and he was convicted the same day in a terrorism financing case. A case was registered against him sometime back. The court Told that Lakhvi, a resident of Renal Khurd in Okra district of Punjab, was living in Islamabad before his arrest in this case.
Lakhvi was declared a global terrorist by the United Nations in December 2008 for his involvement with Lashkar-e-Taiba and Al Qaeda and for financing, conspiring, terrorist acts with both terrorist organizations. The assets of declared terrorists and organizations are seized. At the same time, all states have to take action to confiscate the assets of such person and organization, ban economic resources and ban travel. Last month, the 1267 Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee of the UN Security Council allowed Lakhvi to pay 1.5 lakh Pakistani rupees every month for his personal expenses.
The Lashkar-e-Taiba led by Jamaat ud Dawa (JUD) chief Hafiz Saeed was responsible for the 2008 Mumbai attack. 166 people, including six Americans, were killed in the attack. The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), a global body that monitors terrorism financing, has also increased pressure on Pakistan. In June 2018, the Paris-headquartered FATF put Pakistan on the ‘gray list’ and asked it to take concrete steps against money laundering and terrorism financing by the end of 2019. However the deadline was extended due to the Kovid-19 epidemic. ATC Lahore had sentenced Saeed to a total of 36 years in the case of financing terrorism. He is in Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat Jail since July 2019.