Before the Anti-Money Laundering Financial Action Task Force meeting, the United States spoke to Pakistan and took action against terrorists including Hafiz Saeed
In Washington, the United States shocked Pakistan before PTI held a key meeting of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). The United States stated that Pakistan should stop the actions of terrorist organizations on its territory. The United States also stated that it should sue Lashkar-e-Taiba senior agents, including international terrorist Hafiz Saeed.
Alice Wells, director of the South Asian and Central Asian Bureau of the US State Department, also arrested Lashkar-e-Taiba/Jamaat-ud-Dawa in Pakistan. Four leaders welcomed it. Importantly, Pakistani law enforcement agencies arrested the top four leaders of the banned Lashkar/Jamat Dawa on Thursday for the financing of terrorism. The four terrorists arrested were Zafar. Professor Iqbal, Yehya Aziz, Muhammad Ashraf and Abdul Salam.
Waiting for action on Hafiz Saeed
Wells wrote on Twitter: “As Prime Minister Imran Khan said, Pakistan should prevent terrorist organizations from working on future lands.” He said: “We welcome Pakistan to arrest four people. Lashkar terrorists. The victims of the Lashkar vicious attack are now awaiting action against the terrorist Hafiz Saeed. The speech of Wells was published before the special organization meeting. Explain that Pakistan is on the grey list if its counter-terrorism action It seems that it has no effect, then Pakistan can be blacklisted. Pakistan has a long history of arresting and releasing active terrorists on its territory.
Can be blacklisted like Iran and North Korea
In June last year, the Paris-based supervisory agency grayed out Pakistan and provided Pakistan with an action plan on terrorist financing and money laundering by October 2019. If he does not do so, he may be blacklisted. After an ongoing review of Pakistan’s performance, it will be determined whether it remains in the grey list or is blacklisted or will become clean and neat.
Taking serious action against terrorism will ease the pressure on India
Last month, Wales also asked Pakistan to take action against terrorists such as Saeed and Azul. During this period, he said that the reduction of tension between India and Pakistan will depend on the seriousness of Pakistan’s counter-terrorism.