Why FATF shouldn't be fooled by 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed's 'conviction'
Why FATF shouldn't be fooled by 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed's 'conviction'

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New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) 26/11 Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed and his aides being handed down a collective imprisonment of over 10 years in terror-financing cases is being viewed as yet another farcical exercise conducted by Pakistan to fool the Paris-based Financial Action Task Force (FATF) which has retained the deep state on its grey list since 2018. Not only was Saeed, a United Nations designated terrorist who is having a $10 million American bounty on his head, was escorted in and out of the Lahore Anti-Terrorism Court like a well-protected asset – and in a cavalcade of sophisticated SUVs instead of a prison van – the judge announcing the verdict made it clear that the sentence would run concurrently and the detention of the convicts during the trial period would be counted as "an undergone sentence".

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Update: 21-November-2020



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