Illegal funding case: Hafiz Saeed sentenced to 10 and half years in prison

Hafiz Saeed, head of Jamaat-ud-Dawa

Hafiz Saeed, head of Jamaat-ud-Dawa

Lahore … News Time

An anti-terrorism court in Lahore has sentenced Hafiz Saeed, leader of the banned Jamaat-ud-Dawa, to a total of 10 and a half years in prison in an illegal funding case. The court also sentenced other leaders of Jamaat-ud-Dawa, Prof. Zafar Iqbal and Yahya Mujahid, to 10 and a half years and Hafiz Abdul Rehman Mukki to 6 months imprisonment. The anti-terrorism court also issued orders to confiscate the property of the accused. Jamaat-ud-Dawa leaders were convicted in two cases after being found guilty of illegal funding. The cases against the accused were registered by the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of the police. It may be recalled that under the Anti-Terrorism Act of 1997, cases were registered against 13 leaders of Jamaat-ud-Dawa in July 2019 on charges of financing terrorists and money laundering. The Anti-Terrorism Department, while registering cases in five cities of Punjab, had taken the position that the money and funds raised from welfare organizations and trusts such as Al-Anfal Trust, Dawat-ul-Irshad Trust, Moaz Bin Jabal Trust, etc., were used by Jamaat-ud-Dawa to finance terrorism. Used for The anti-terrorism department banned the organizations in April after a detailed investigation revealed that they had links to the Jamaat-ud-Dawa and its leadership. On July 17, Hafiz Saeed was arrested by CTD Punjab from Gujranwala on charges of financing terrorism and was sent to jail on judicial remand. On December 11, a Lahore anti-terrorism court indicted Hafiz Saeed, leader of the banned Jamaat-ud-Dawa, and four of his associates on charges of financing terrorists. Also in February this year, Hafiz Saeed was sentenced by a Lahore anti-terrorism court to a total of 11 years in prison in two cases.


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