Pakistan pleads UN Security Council, allows Hafiz Saeed to withdraw money for basic needs
New Delhi: Pakistan has reached out to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) asking to let UN-designated global terrorist Jamaat-ud-Dawa Chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed use his bank account for basic expenses to help his family.
The UN Committee said in its letter that with no objections being raised to Pakistan’s request for Saeed’s basic expenses, the Chair has approved the appeal.
The US Department of Treasury has also declared the 26/11 Mumbai attack mastermind a Specially Designated Global Terrorist and has since 2012, offered a 10 million dollar reward for information that brings Saeed to justice.
Saeed’s bank accounts were frozen by the Pakistani government complying with the UNSC resolution. Pakistan had requested the UN to let Saeed withdraw PKR (currency of Pakistan) 1,50,000 (approximately $1,000) to cover necessary basic living expenses for him and his family.
Saeed was listed on December 10, 2008) as being associated with Lashkar-e-Tayyiba and Al Qaida for “participating in the financing, planning, facilitating, preparing or perpetrating of acts of activities by, in conjunction with, under the name of, on behalf or in support of” both entities. Saeed is the leader and chief of Lashkar-e-Tayyiba (LeT). As overall leader, Saeed played a key role in LeT’s operational and fundraising activities. He is the Amir or leader of the Jamaat-ud-Dawa (listed as an alias of LeT).