Hafiz Saeed sentenced by Pakistan court in terror-financing cases

A Pakistan court on Wednesday convicted Mumbai attack mastermind and Jamat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed for five years in cases of terror financing.

Saeed is the mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attacks that killed over 160 people.

Saeed’s conviction came ahead of a crucial meeting of the anti-terror financing body, Financial Action Task Force (FATF), that will decide Pakistan’s blacklisting.

The Counter Terrorism Department had registered 23 FIRs against Saeed and his accomplices on the charges of terror financing in different cities of Pakistan’s Punjab province and arrested him on July 17.