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Mar 05, 2019
Islamabad moves to seize, freeze assets of terrorists
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Pakistan has moved to freeze or seize assets of individuals or organisations designated as terrorists by the United Nations Security Council.
“The government issued on Monday the UN Security Council Order, 2019,” the Foreign Office spokesman said in a statement.
The executive order is in accordance with the provisions of Pakistan’s United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Act, 1948 (Act No XIV of 1948).
The order is intended to meet requirements of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) regarding the implementation of designation of persons and entities under the UNSC resolutions.
Having been unable to convince FATF, Pakistan is required to complete actions it has to take by the May timeline. The next FATF plenary is due in June this year.
On Feb 21, the National Security Committee had directed law enforcement agencies to speed up action against proscribed groups and restored a ban on the Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) and its charity wing Falah-i-Insaniat Foundation (FIF).
The order had been formulated in line with the UNSC and FATF standards. “The objective of the UNSC Order is to streamline the procedure for implementation of sanctions against designated individuals and entities,” the statement said.
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