US says lifting of ban on Hafiz Saeed-led institutions runs counter to Pakistan’s commitment to the Financial Action Task Force
The United States has said, the recent removal of the ban on Hafiz Saeed-led Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) and Falah-i-Insaniyat Foundation (FIF) runs counter to Pakistan’s commitment to the Financial Action Task Force. A State Department spokesperson told news agency PTI that the move would jeopardise the country’s ability to meet its commitments to fight terrorism under the UN Security Council resolution. The spokesperson said the development underscores the importance of Pakistan urgently enacting legislation that formally proscribes both JuD and FIF. Last week, a media report had said that Mumbai attack mastermind Saeed’s JuD and FIF are no longer on the list of banned outfits in Pakistan as the ordinance that prescribed them under a UN resolution has lapsed and the new government did not extend it.