Masood Azhar and family Missing!

Pakistan has informed the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) that Masood Azhar, leader- Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), leader and his family are “missing.”

Masood Azhar and family Missing!

Pakistan has informed the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), global terror financing watchdog, that Masood Azhar, founder of terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), and his family are “missing.”

The United Nations Security Council 1267 Committee on May 1, 2019, listed Masood Azhar as a global terrorist.

Pakistan has claimed that there were only 16 U.N. designated terrorists in Pakistan, of which “seven are dead”. Out of the nine who are alive, seven had applied to the U.N. for exemption from financial and travel restrictions. They are: Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) chief Hafiz Saeed, LeT financiers and members- Haji Muhammad Ashraf, Zafar Iqbal, Hafiz Abdul Salam Bhuttavi, Yahya Mohammad Mujahid and Arif Qasmani and al Qaeda financier Abdul Rehman. The restrictions involve freezing of bank accounts.

Pakistan has said that as many as 5,500 bank accounts of individuals and members of groups listed by the U.N. committees were frozen but added that “these individuals were allowed to work for wages,” unless arrested in criminal cases. Pakistan has claimed that it had achieved 222 convictions of terrorist financiers but most were imprisoned for only a few days, a source said.