JuD chief Hafiz Saeed sentenced for more than 10 years in terror funding case

An Anti-Terror Court in Lahore has awarded a sentence of 10 and a half years to Jamat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed in a terror funding case. The court has also ordered for confiscation of Hafiz Saeed's property.

The JuD chief is currently serving jail term in Lahore in another case of terror funding.

Along with Hafiz Saeed, three other JuD terrorists have been awareded jail term.

As per details, the investigation into the cases revealed that the suspects committed terror financing by managing assets of proscribed organisations and helped them in raising funds.

A total of 41 cases have been registered by the CTD against the JuD leaders, out of which 24 have been decided while the rest are pending in the ATC courts. Four cases have been decided against Saeed so far.

Today's sentencing comes weeks after Paris-based global money laundering and terrorist financing watchdog - the Financial Action Task Force - retained Pakistan on its grey list till February 2021 as Islamabad failed to fulfil the agency's six key obligations, including failure to take action against two of India's most wanted terrorists -- Saeed and Maulana Masood Azhar.

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