Dec 15, 2008

World - Pakistan;Jamat already transferred funds: report

New York: The Jamat-ud-Dawah (JuD), which was labelled a terrorist organisation by the United Nations Security Council for its links to the Mumbai carnage, has been able to transfer money out of most of its public bank accounts, negating the impact of the crackdown by Pakistan, a report said on Sunday.

The dismantling of the Islamic charity is being seriously hampered by Pakistan’s difficulties in tracking and seizing millions of dollars the group is believed to have stashed in bank accounts in Pakistan and abroad, the Wall Street Journal said.

The lead-up to the U.N. action gave the group ample time to transfer money out of most of its public bank accounts, a Pakistani Finance Ministry official was quoted as saying.

Pakistan yet to ban Jamat: Dawn report

A report from Islamabad, quoting the Dawn newspaper, said on Sunday that the government was yet to formally ban the outfit, a front for the Lashkar-e-Taiba.

An unnamed senior official of the Interior Ministry said Pakistan had not banned the organisation, but being a signatory to the U.N. charter, the government was under obligation to implement its decisions and take action against the Jamat. — PTI

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