12 JuD, JeM members condemned by Pakistan's anti-terrorist courts

LAHORE: The anti-terrorist courts in the Pakistani province of Punjab handed out up to five years in prison to 12 members of Jamat-ud-Dawah (JuD) and Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) banned on terrorist financing charges.

According to the Anti-Terrorism Department (CTD) of the Punjab Police, he arrested members of JuD and JeM at times on charges of terrorist financing and presented them to anti-terrorist courts in different districts of Punjab for trial.

The ATC sentenced four leaders of JuD-Asghar Ali, Junaid Irshad and Ijaz Ahmad of Rawalpindi and Abdul Khaliq of Rahim Yar Khan-for two years each incarceration with fines, the CTD said in a statement here on Monday.

It is believed that the JuD led by Hafiz Saeed is the main organization of the Lashkar-e-Taiba He is responsible for carrying out the Mumbai attacks. It was declared as a foreign terrorist organization by the United States in June 2014.

The statement says that eight JeM local leaders have been condemned by ATCs for a period of up to five years.

He identified the condemned members of JeM as Iftikhar Ahmad, Mohammad Ajmal, Bilal Makki, Abrar Ahmad and Irfan Ahmad of Gujranwala; Hafeezullah, Mazhar Nawaz and Abdul Latif of Rawalpindi.

JeM recently took responsibility for the Pulwama attack on February 14 in Jammu and Kashmir, which left 40 dead to the CRPF staff, increasing tensions between India and Pakistan.

The CTD has recently launched a campaign against the financing of terrorism in the province of Punjab, which is considered a bastion of JuD and JeM. He arrested some activists from the organizations of Saeed and Azhar and said that the repression against the financing of terrorism will continue.

The Imran Khan government had arrested more than 100 members of banned attire, including the son and brother of JeM boss Masood Azhar, and took control of JeM, Haifiz Saeed's JuD and the properties of the Falahai Insaniat Foundation. (FIF), including seminars and mosques throughout the country after the immense international pressure accumulated. after the pulwama attack.

The government qualified the action in accordance with the National Action Plan and complying with the obligations of the Financial Action Group.