India to raise Pak's failure to freeze assets of terrorists

India to raise Pak's failure to freeze assets  of terrorists

India will raise Pakistan’s reluctance to freeze assets of people linked to terror organisations, including Dawood Ibrahim and Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafeez Saeed, at an international meeting in Brisbane next week.

The meeting of Financial Action Task Force (FATF), is an intergovernmental organisation to deal with terror financing. India and Pakistan are among the 30 member countries.

Official sources said Indian delegation is expected to tell the meeting that Pakistan has not taken any concrete step in seizing assets of terrorists. The United Nations Security Council resolution had earlier said that all countries will have to freeze financial transactions and other assets of individuals linked with terrorism.

The delegation may also strike at Pakistan using a report submitted to the United Nations to show that it had done little on this count. According to the report, Pakistan froze assets worth 1,007.52 million Pakistani rupee under UNSC resolution and Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997.

Pakistan has informed the UN that a Prime Minister-appointed High Level Committee is overseeing the implementation of sanctions against al-Qaeda and Taliban associated individuals and other terror outfits. It said the committee is "specifically focussing" on the issue of implementation of sanction measures against Hafeez Saeed-led JuD.

It also said that nine web links of JuD that highlighted fund raising activities have been closed down and efforts were taken to prevent it from publishing advertisements in media for collection of funds. Pakistan authorities are also working on a draft notification for circulation amongst all TV channels in this regard, the report added.

However, Indian officials are not impressed. They said that the report does not give any details about the action taken against JuD though Islamabad had claimed in the report that all bank accounts of JuD have been frozen.

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