UN body to monitor Pakistan's compliance of sanction on Dawood, Lakhvi

Published: June 30, 2015
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Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday claimed that Dawood is in Pakistan and pledge to bring him to India “no matter what.” PHOTO: AFP PHOTO: AFP

NEW DELHI: Financial Action Task Force (FATF) will closely be monitoring Pakistan’s enforcement of UN financial sanctions against terrorism, through its associate body, the Asia Pacific Group on Money Laundering (APG), after India successfully blocked China’s attempt at a recent FATF meet in Brisbane to save non-FATF member Pakistan from such scrutiny.

India also pressed for freezing of economic resources and properties of Hafiz Saeed, Dawood Ibrahim and Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi under provisions of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).

According to the India Today, top Indian government sources said that despite China’s intervention stating that Pakistan was not a member of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and hence the issue could not be taken up at the forum, India managed to ensure that Islamabad is kept under scrutiny to comply with UNSC provisions under which it should freeze the terror trio’s economic resources.

The matter was taken up at the FATF conference in Brisbane held between June 21 and 26. FATF is an inter-governmental body established in 1989 with the aim of combating money laundering and terror financing.

Read: Modi protests China’s veto on Indian motion for UN action against Pakistan

According to sources in the government, with the support of allies like the US, India managed to derail China’s bid which was backed by Australia to shield Pakistan on terror financing.

The FATF meeting agreed with India’s argument that Pakistan, despite not being part of FATF, was part of APG which works in close collaboration with FATF, and it’s enforcement of targeted financial sanctions against terrorism should be subject to monitoring by FATF through the APG.

Last week at the FATF meeting, the US and India spoke up against Pakistan’s lack of conviction by freezing assets in implementing anti-terror financial sanctions or attaching properties of 26/11 masterminds Hafiz Saeed and Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi and 1993 Mumbai blasts accused Dawood Ibrahim etc. China argued that Pakistan was doing enough and reporting on the action taken to APG.

Read: China blocks India’s anti-Pakistan move in UN

As Pakistan listed only unnamed accounts, without identifying their origins and their implications for the group’s functioning, in its report submitted to APG, India was not satisfied.

At FATF’s meet, an arrangement was worked out wherein Pakistan’s action on terror financing will be evaluated by APG, which will then refer the issue to the FATF.

This article originally appeared on Times of India

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Reader Comments (51)

  • sharabi
    Jun 30, 2015 - 2:41PM

    These are not terrorists these all are “Strategic assets”.Recommend

  • Pankaj
    Jun 30, 2015 - 2:47PM

    Well done India…. to check terrorism its funding should be stopped.Recommend

  • Abdullah
    Jun 30, 2015 - 3:02PM

    Now whole world will be united to hide indian issue in UN(puppet) that can demolish Pakistan’s stance on indian terrorism involvement in Pakistan. well done un, once again you prove that you are terrorist organisation not peaceful organisation.Recommend

  • pakistani
    Jun 30, 2015 - 3:03PM

    lol at the indians. Yes call your dad for help if someone beat you with a stick in street.Recommend

  • max
    Jun 30, 2015 - 3:04PM

    @Pankaj:
    we are saying same thing stop funding RAW if not situation will be worseRecommend

  • observer
    Jun 30, 2015 - 3:09PM

    I believe india’s funding of terrorist organisations like mqm needs to be brought to the world’s attention and india needs to be held accountable for it! Recommend

  • Curious
    Jun 30, 2015 - 3:10PM

    What about terrorist of Gujarat? He admitted to the separation of East Pakistan also. UN should either situp or just SHUTUP.Recommend

  • Faiz
    Jun 30, 2015 - 3:11PM

    @Pankaj: Definitely, stop funding to TTP and MQM.Recommend

  • Pity
    Jun 30, 2015 - 3:19PM

    India should better learn from the way US uses countries for its personal objective. Recommend

  • Mehdi
    Jun 30, 2015 - 3:20PM

    Wish they could have sanctions with UN monitoring on people like Malik Ishaq as well. I’m a Pakistani and I’m glad to hear this news.Recommend

  • ziddi
    Jun 30, 2015 - 3:26PM

    It has one again been proved that Pakistan is funding and providing safe heaven to terrorists despite being scorn by the international community.All weather friend China may not be able to bail out every time.No wonder Pakistan’s false allegations against India are being ignored by the world.Old habits die hardRecommend

  • Milind
    Jun 30, 2015 - 3:29PM

    Pakistan better realize that with Modi at its helm, India is no longer going to tolerate any crap.. No launching protests anymore… only action…Recommend

  • Amir-India
    Jun 30, 2015 - 3:34PM

    A country who elect political party (mqm) whose allegedly funded by India , a country who want to talk To terror organization ( ttp) and see it as part of its society few years ago now want accuse India of terror funding how world will accept it , does pak want to believe us that you can elect representative to ur parliament (mqm) and allege Indian involvement no world can take these things seriously as there are so much contradiction within pakRecommend

  • akki
    Jun 30, 2015 - 3:34PM

    @Pankaj:
    Too late…should’ve thought about that BEFORE funding Altaf Husain.Recommend

  • Vectra
    Jun 30, 2015 - 3:42PM

    China blocked India in UNSC using its veto and India blocked China in UN body “Financial Action Task Force (FATF)” using its negotiating power.This shows that had China had no veto power in UN it would have lost to India in bargaining and negotiating power in various multilateral bodies based on principles.Recommend

  • Naren
    Jun 30, 2015 - 3:51PM

    @pakistani: No dear! Its an understanding between India and China after the last meet at UN, where China supported your protection of Lakhavi & Company. Modi rang up China and this is the half hearted response from China on this issue, so that India can go through.
    You are actually under-estimating Mr. Modi. Recommend

  • Kumar
    Jun 30, 2015 - 4:19PM

    India’s stand was vindicated despite China’s attempt to block the motion. China will realize that it has put money on the wrong horse. Pakistan’s days of supporting terrorists are numbered.Recommend

  • Sheen
    Jun 30, 2015 - 4:48PM

    The greatest irony lies in the fact that India sponsors terrorism in Pakistan but also blames Pakistan for terror sponsoring. Let Indian know about RAW’s links with MQM. Recommend

  • Stranger
    Jun 30, 2015 - 4:53PM

    I think DI is already dead and buried . Has any one seen his pic in the last 5 years. these people are keeping his name alive for their politics. Recommend

  • Rizwan
    Jun 30, 2015 - 5:11PM

    This is a good move. We need to come clean on terrorism. We cannot have good terrorists and bad terrorists. Let us stop support for terrorism whether it is in India or Balochistan.Recommend

  • Anonymous
    Jun 30, 2015 - 5:52PM

    @Milind:
    Lol don’t worry we take Modi as seriously as Zaid Hamid ….both r a joke by the wayRecommend

  • jb
    Jun 30, 2015 - 6:02PM

    @Kumar: “Pakistan’s days of supporting terrorists are numbered”……and India’s are just starting (Hint: MQM, Baluchistan, Parrikar’s statements)Recommend

  • Kam
    Jun 30, 2015 - 6:22PM

    Not very significant terrorists dont keep money in banks. A mere face saving for India. Recommend

  • Kam
    Jun 30, 2015 - 6:27PM

    At FATF’s meet, an arrangement was worked out wherein Pakistan’s action on terror financing will be evaluated by APG, which will then refer the issue to the FATF.

    This is what happened nothing much. Just to keep Indian morale high to make out mamonth headlined out of a mouse.Recommend

  • Shuaib Bhat
    Jun 30, 2015 - 7:17PM

    Pakistan should not comply. We’re not answerable to India.Recommend

  • Usman
    Jun 30, 2015 - 7:46PM

    @Milind: That’s because India is swimming in it already.Recommend

  • S chauhan
    Jun 30, 2015 - 8:06PM

    Request to Pakistani brothers, You should not protect these guys which are terrorist designated by UN. If you support these guys, message is loud not clear that Pakistani establishment and people are involved in terrorism. Pakistan can not only keep its house in order by punishing but also can send a message to world that you are a responsible state. You are falling in India’s trap by protecting because this will India at international forums.Recommend

  • curious2
    Jun 30, 2015 - 8:28PM

    What’s that say about Pakistan? What’s that say about Pakistan’s commitment to fight terrorism?Recommend

  • abhi
    Jun 30, 2015 - 8:42PM

    China is fast becoming a joke.Recommend

  • Milind
    Jun 30, 2015 - 9:32PM

    @Anonymous – ” Lol don’t worry we take Modi as seriously as Zaid Hamid ….both r a joke by the way”

    And the joke is on youRecommend

  • Sandip
    Jun 30, 2015 - 10:03PM

    @Anonymous: That’s why one is cooling his heels in a Saudi prison while the other is leading the world’s largest democracy. Says something about analyzing capacity.Recommend

  • VRM
    Jun 30, 2015 - 11:02PM

    @Anonymous:
    At your own peril can you not take Mr. Modi seriously.Recommend

  • Ridwan
    Jun 30, 2015 - 11:30PM

    So USA supported India, but Australia supported Pakistan? Interesting!Recommend

  • Ridwan
    Jun 30, 2015 - 11:31PM

    @Milind:

    Pakistan isn’t exactly scared of Modi’s 56 inch waist – he has no influence in Islamabad, Beijing, or Riyadh – the only places that matter to Pakistan.Recommend

  • Raisani
    Jun 30, 2015 - 11:47PM

    @Naren:
    We are not underestimating Modi, we know his Delhi platform experience. Recommend

  • Babloo
    Jul 1, 2015 - 1:06AM

    The way Pakistan FO office, Nawaz reacted to the story , made me suspicious that they already knew that these documents were a ‘genuine fake’, most likely created by their own establishment.Recommend

  • Ibrar
    Jul 1, 2015 - 1:10AM

    @Vectra:
    Having been slapped hard by the Chinese veto there had to be some face saving for Modi, leader of a pseudo-regional power. That’s all , nothing much will happen and Pakistan will remain unscathed. On the other hand Pakistan is putting together evidence of Indian terror links in Pakistan ready to be placed before the UN.Recommend

  • Ibrar
    Jul 1, 2015 - 1:26AM

    @Sandip:
    Largest democracy led by a bully can not be much more than a joke itself. Modi is already on the run the way countries opposition is exposing his incompetence and signs that his hyped election promises are unlikely to materialised. The danger of such people being in the driving seat is that they can sometimes accidentally trigger a war which brings nothing other than devastation.Recommend

  • Sun Rzu
    Jul 1, 2015 - 1:37AM

    The way Pakistan and China are protecting Dawood and Lakvi , anyone would think they are Jinnah and Mao !!!Recommend

  • Sandip
    Jul 1, 2015 - 3:05AM

    @Shuaib Bhat: You are now.Recommend

  • Ahmad
    Jul 1, 2015 - 3:22AM

    @Mehdi:
    Y r u so happy of this bcz ur product of dirty mud ur worst then the Hindus Indians. Shame on uRecommend

  • Kumar
    Jul 1, 2015 - 5:30AM

    @jb:
    I am all for it. You cannot let anybody get away.Recommend

  • GS@Y
    Jul 1, 2015 - 8:47AM

    This doesn’t sound like much of an achievement. The FATF will review and refer to the APG? And then what? Why do we need to know about this from unnamed Indian government sources? Shouldn’t this news be public and widespread if it’s of any importance? Sounds like India is just trying to feed nominal/purported/supposed victories to its population to make it seem like its taking action against Pakistan. Does Pakistan actually even stand to lose anything?Recommend

  • GS@Y
    Jul 1, 2015 - 8:51AM

    Relax guys, the FATF is just a norm-setting body that makes anti-money laundering recommendations. It doesn’t actually have any power:

    http://www.fatf-gafi.org/pages/aboutus/whatwedo/

    It’s recent summaries don’t even mention any news on Pakistan. Indians are just being desperate and small-minded once again.Recommend

  • Reader
    Jul 1, 2015 - 9:49AM

    Pakistanis are right. US is not our ally.Recommend

  • Naren
    Jul 1, 2015 - 11:48AM

    @GS@Y: “Does Pakistan actually even stand to lose anything?”
    TRUST, my dear!Recommend

  • પરેશ પટેલ
    Jul 1, 2015 - 1:26PM

    @pakistani:
    And you can your bully friend for that. Just assess what you’re paying to China for this helpRecommend

  • devindersingh
    Jul 1, 2015 - 2:03PM

    @max:
    Bro then who stop u?let the world say this that indian has been funding terrorist in Pakistan but problem with Pakistan that you think beyond your limits.we are peacefull nation or we proved that points that why UN banned u organization and UN also monitor Pakistan so bro yiu are my younger brother so come out from this mind set.Recommend

  • Tanya
    Jul 1, 2015 - 3:19PM

    I believe Modi is the best thing that has happened to Pakistan….. India has come out in open as our enemy…. Mr Modi’s half baked sentimental diatribe and emotional outbursts against Pakistan are enough for our present and future gen to be prepared….. So much for the soft war of last decade…. so much for the backstabbing of last decade….. I feel for libtards though… :)Recommend

  • Jul 1, 2015 - 6:26PM

    Request all Pakistani friends to consider that if you protect these people in International forums who will believe in your commitment for FIGHT AGAINST TERROR>Recommend

  • Zaida Parvez
    Jul 2, 2015 - 7:00AM

    All of Pakistan’s claims will be taken with a pinch of salt by the international bodies. Even its “friends” don’t show solidarity with anything Pakistan claims. That is the price you pay for cooking up “truth” in every situation imaginable. From GDP numbers to blaming neighbors to claiming terrorists are not supported in Pakistan. Every one of them has proven to be anything but the truth.Recommend

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