Pakistan-flag Financial institution Accounts of UN Sanctioned Individuals 'Not Unfrozen', Says Pakistan FO

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The united states 1267 Sanctions Committee had granted primary expense exemptions to the designated people in 2019, in accordance with the exemption provisions of the related UNSC resolutions, she stated.

PTI Islamabad
Final Up to date: July 13, 2020, 11:35 PM IST

Pakistan stated on Monday that the financial institution accounts of the UN designated individuals have “not been unfrozen”, a day after a media report claimed that JuD chief and Mumbai terror assault mastermind Hafiz Saeed’s account has been been restored.

“The financial institution accounts belonging to the UN Designated Individuals haven’t been unfrozen by Pakistan. The focused monetary sanctions, on the UN Designated Individuals, together with freezing of their financial institution accounts are in place and being strictly monitored, in compliance with the UN sanctions,” Overseas Workplace spokesperson Aisha Farooqui stated.

The united states 1267 Sanctions Committee had granted primary expense exemptions to the designated people in 2019, in accordance with the exemption provisions of the related UNSC resolutions, she stated.

“The exemptions had been granted to permit these people to satisfy their primary bills and don’t contain any restoration or unfreezing of the financial institution accounts. These exemptions are being enforced and monitored as per regulation,” stated the spokesperson.

It’s hoped that due care could be taken in ascertaining info with related authorities departments earlier than submitting such experiences sooner or later, she stated.

On Sunday, The Information reported that Pakistan has restored the financial institution accounts of Saeed and his 4 prime aides.

Saeed, a UN designated terrorist whom the US has positioned a USD 10 million bounty on, was arrested on July 17 final yr within the terror financing instances. He was sentenced to 11 years in jail by an anti-terrorism courtroom in February this yr in two terror financing instances. He’s lodged on the Lahore’s high-security Kot Lakhpat jail.

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Abdul Salam Bhuttavi, Haji M Ashraf, Yahya Mujahid and Zafar Iqbal – all on the UN Safety Council’s terrorists record – had been the opposite members of the JuD and Lashkar-e-Taiba who obtained their financial institution accounts restored, the paper stated.

Saeed-led JuD is the entrance organisation for the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) which is chargeable for finishing up the 2008 Mumbai assault that killed 166 people, together with six Individuals.

The US Division of the Treasury has designated Saeed as a Specifically Designated World Terrorist. He was listed beneath the UN Safety Council Decision 1267 in December 2008.

His financial institution accounts had been frozen by the Pakistani authorities complying with the us decision.