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Pakistan court sentences Hafiz Saeed aides to jail terms

Country faces a September deadline to avoid being blacklisted for failing to curb terror financing
Hafiz Saeed

Reuters   |   Lahore   |   Published 29.08.20, 02:08 AM

A court in Pakistan has sentenced to prison three leaders of the Jamat-ud-Dawa (JuD) and close aides of the 2008 Mumbai attack mastermind, Hafiz Saeed.

The sentencing comes ahead of a September deadline for Pakistan to avoid being blacklisted for failing to curb terror financing by global financial watchdog the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).

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Malik Zafar Iqbal and Abdul Salam were each handed sixteen-and-a-half year total sentences on four charges, to be served concurrently, while a third man, Hafiz Abdul Rehman Makki, got one-and-a-half years on one charge, according to a court judgment.

Makki is Saeed’s brother-in-law.

The men were associates of Hafiz Saeed, who was sentenced to a total of 11 years in prison in February. All the sentences are concurrent so Saeed, Iqbal and Salam will serve five years. 



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