Proscribing Saeed fronts may not save Pak from FATF rap

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Pakistan’s move to surreptitiously promulgate an ordinance to proscribe Lashkar chief Hafiz Saeed’s ‘religious’ outfits Jamaat-ud-Dawa and Falah-i-Insaniat Foundation may not be enough to prevent the international antiterror funding watchdog, Financial Action Task Force (FATF), from “grey listing” Islamabad later this week.
India’s proactive moves to establish that Pakistan’s “anti-terror” actions remained on paper and were a ruse to ward off an international rap may see FATF place Islamabad under increased scrutiny. India has shared information on Pakistan allowing UN sanctioned Saeed and his organisations JuD and FIF to collect funds used for terror strikes in India.

Sources said the “grey list”, in which Pakistan was last named in 2012, affects international transactions from the country concerned as these would then be subject to greater scrutiny. Wary of international sanctions, Pakistan quietly promulgated an ordinance last week…

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