Anti-Terrorism Act

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Hafiz Saeed convicted in two cases, gets five years imprisonment

12 Feb 2020

Hafiz Saeed convicted in two cases, gets five years imprisonment

An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Lahore convicted Hafiz Saeed in two cases of terror financing and sentenced him to five and a half years of jail in both matters. A fine of Rs. 15,000 for each case was also levied on him.

26/11 attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed arrested, sent to judicial custody

17 Jul 2019

26/11 attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed arrested, sent to judicial custody

Days after booking him on terror financing charges, Pakistan on Wednesday arrested UN-designated terrorist Hafiz Saeed.

Facing pressure, Pakistan books Hafiz Saeed for 'terror financing'

04 Jul 2019

Facing pressure, Pakistan books Hafiz Saeed for 'terror financing'

Amid global pressure to act against home-grown terrorism, Pakistani authorities on Wednesday booked Hafiz Saeed, the mastermind of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, for terrorism financing.

J&K: Separatist leader Yasin Malik's JKLF banned under anti-terror law

22 Mar 2019

J&K: Separatist leader Yasin Malik's JKLF banned under anti-terror law

The Center has banned Jammu & Kashmir separatist leader Yasin Malik-led outfit, Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), under the anti-terror law.

Lanka media rights activists call new anti-terror law 'draconian laws'

19 Mar 2019

Lanka media rights activists call new anti-terror law 'draconian laws'

Media rights activists yesterday urged the Sri Lankan government to withdraw proposed anti-terror legislation, calling it is a set of draconian laws aimed at suppressing media freedom and democratic rights.

Pakistan SC directs Army, ISI to stay away from politics

06 Feb 2019

Pakistan SC directs Army, ISI to stay away from politics

Pakistan's Supreme Court today prohibited members of the armed forces from engaging in political-activities and directed state agencies like the ISI to operate within the law as it ordered the government to act against those propagating "hatred, extremism and terrorism".

PTM rally in Karachi: Scores held under anti-terrorism laws

22 Jan 2019

PTM rally in Karachi: Scores held under anti-terrorism laws

Scores of leaders and workers of the Pashtoon Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) have been arrested by the Sindh police under anti-terrorism laws after they organized a rally on the outskirts of Karachi, Pakistan, officials said today.

India lauds FATF's 'grey listing' of Pakistan for terror financing

30 Jun 2018

India lauds FATF's 'grey listing' of Pakistan for terror financing

Days after Paris-based watchdog, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), 'grey listed' Pakistan for its failure to curb terror financing, India, on Saturday, said that it hoped Islamabad would take appropriate action to address international terrorism concerns.

Pakistan prepares bill to ban Hafiz Saeed, JuD, other terrorists

08 Apr 2018

Pakistan prepares bill to ban Hafiz Saeed, JuD, other terrorists

Pakistan is reportedly working on a draft bill to permanently ban Hafiz Saeed-led JuD and other terror groups and individuals already on the watchlist of the interior ministry.

International anti-money-laundering body to put Pakistan on grey-list for terror-financing

23 Feb 2018

International anti-money-laundering body to put Pakistan on grey-list for terror-financing

The global anti-money laundering watchdog, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), is reportedly going to put Pakistan back on its grey list of nations that fail to prevent terror-financing and money laundering.

Pakistan takes over Hafiz Saeed's seminary, dispensaries

16 Feb 2018

Pakistan takes over Hafiz Saeed's seminary, dispensaries

It seems US's pressure tactics against Pakistan have worked. The latter has finally started cracking down on charities run by Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed.

Amid global pressure, Pakistan designates Hafiz Saeed a terrorist

13 Feb 2018

Amid global pressure, Pakistan designates Hafiz Saeed a terrorist

A week after Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed dared the government to arrest him, Pakistan has declared him a terrorist.

Hafiz Saeed's Rs 100mn defamation suit after Pakistan bans donations

07 Jan 2018

Hafiz Saeed's Rs 100mn defamation suit after Pakistan bans donations

Days after the US suspended over $1bn in security aid to Pakistan, Islamabad announced hefty punishment and fines to those providing funds to 72 banned groups including Hafiz Saeed's Jamat-ud-Dawah.

Is a foreign spy-agency trying to kill Hafiz Saeed?

12 Nov 2017

Is a foreign spy-agency trying to kill Hafiz Saeed?

In a new development, Pakistani authorities have beefed up security for detained Lashkar-e-Taiba chief Hafiz Saeed.

Pakistan arrests 3 suspected R&AW spies for targeting CPEC

15 Apr 2017

Pakistan arrests 3 suspected R&AW spies for targeting CPEC

Pakistani police have arrested three suspected spies from India's Research and Analysis Wing intelligence agency.