US declares LeT a global terror outfit

Sanctions were slapped against Pakistan-based Falah-i-Insaniat Foundation (FIF), which is closely connected to LeT and JuD. The foundation has provided humanitarian assistance to Pakistanis displaced by recent floods.

“Today’s amendment of the LeT designation to include FIF shows that the US will not tolerate any support to this organisation. LeT has attempted to use FIF as a way to evade scrutiny. This designation will help put to an end that attempted evasion,” said State Department’s Coordinator for Counter-terrorism Ambassador Daniel Benjamin.

Besides slapping sanctions on FIF, the US designated three senior LeT members as global terrorists. Two of them are Mian Abdullah, head of LeT’s Traders Department, and Mohammad Naushad Alam Khan, a key financial facilitator of the outfit.

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