Pakistan bans “terrorist”-linked charities

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Pakistan is officially banning two charities that are linked to a U.N.-designated “terrorist,” Reuters reports.

Hafiz Saeed was behind the 2008 Mumbai attacks that killed 166 people, according to the United States.

The identified charities are Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) and the Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation (FIF).

This is happening shortly before a meeting by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), which is a global money laundering watchdog.

The United States has been accusing Pakistan of not putting in real effort to stop terrorism, and now it’s a sponsored motion to put Pakistan on FATF’s list of countries failing to prevent terrorism financing, according to Reuters.

Punjab Provincial Law Minister Rana Sanaullah told Reuters that the Ministry of Interior issued a notification against JuD and FIF and they have been banned from operating in Pakistan.

“As per the instructions, we have already started taking over all the facilities, offices, schools, dispensaries and seminaries which belong to the JuD and FIF,” he said.

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